Note 041
by Joachim C. Fest

'He wanted war,' was Hans Frank's concise opinion (Im Angesicht des Galgens), and one must give particular weight to the remark of a man who even in his Nuremberg cell still retained a considerable amount of loyalty and veneration for Hitler; this is especially necessary in the face of the most recent attempts to play down Hitler's share of blame for the outbreak of war. See Hitler's remark that 'the resolve to strike had always been part of me,' quoted by Schwerin von Krosigk in 'Es geschah in Deutschland'.

From Chapter 4 ,The Reich Chancellor , Part 1 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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