What powers did Funk have in the issuing of regulations, et cetera, for economic administration in the occupied territories? I can no longer remember in detail now. The general directive he received from me. Proceeding from this directive, how far and to whom he issued departmental instructions in occupied territory, I cannot say in detail. However, they always resulted from my personal responsibility. Is it correct that Hitler set down the guiding principles for all policies, including foreign policy? That is a matter of course. Foreign policy, above all, was the Fuehrer’s own realm. By that I mean to say that foreign policy on the one hand and the leadership of the Armed Forces on the other hand garnered the Fuehrer’s greatest fascination and were his main interest. Should I conclude, therefore, that he was interested in the details of foreign policy as well? He busied himself exceptionally with these details, as I have just stated, and with particularly great interest in both of these two fields. Did Hitler expressly instruct you to keep secret the memorandum on Poland of August 30, 1939? He did not expressly instruct me. I do not know whether he knew that I had it in my pocket. However, he had given such instructions since he had ordered the one who would need to hand it over, namely, Herr von Ribbentrop, not to hand it over. Thus, I actually handed over this memorandum against the express orders of the Fuehrer, which constitutes a risk that probably only I-please do not misunderstand me-indeed, that I alone could take and afford.