Thirty-six hours before the German Army marched, Adolf Hitler organized his country for war. To run the internal affairs of Germany he named a six-man "Cabinet Council for the Defense of the Reich" empowered to issue decrees without even the signature of the Führer. Personnel:
Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Göring, No. 2 Nazi and dictator of Germany's Four-Year Plan, chairman.
Rudolf Hess, No. 3 Nazi and deputy leader of the party, the hirsute anti-Semite who in 1923 was Hitler's beer-hall Putsch-mate.
Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick, oldest (62) high-ranking Nazi. Sickly Wilhelm Frick did not...