36 Quoted in IMT, IV. Ribbentrop denied this statement and explained that he had, in line with his instructions, merely clarified the Fuhrer's decision 'to settle the Polish question one way or the other' (Ribbentrop, Memoirs). it can undoubtedly be assumed that at least the tone of outrage in which Ciano expressed this opinion was adopted after the fact. According to Weizsacker, Memoirs, Ciano to begin with had certainly warned against a confrontation with Poland, but in response to Ribbentrop's and Hitler's disagreement had then added, 'Fuhrer, up to now you have been right, and you will be so this time.'
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