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Schmidt, Paul 1899-1970

Overview
Works: 29 works in 230 publications in 12 languages and 2,024 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: DD256.5, 327.43
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Most widely held works about Paul Schmidt
 
Most widely held works by Paul Schmidt
Hitler's interpreter by Paul Schmidt( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the main interpreter for Adolf Hitler during the key prewar moments, such as the Munich Agreement, the British Declaration of War and the surrender of France, Paul-Otto Schmidt was well placed to record his impressions of events from 1935 up to 1945. He was an interpreter working in the German foreign ministry where he served from 1923 to 1945, and being fluent in English and French he gained respect and was Hitler s usual first choice for the important meetings. During the war years he served as Hitler's interpreter during his meetings with Marshal Philippe Petain and Francisco Franco. After the 1942 Dieppe Raid resulted in thousands of Canadian soldiers captured, Schmidt was in charge of their interrogations. Schmidt s book is helpful in gaining an insight into the minutiae of Third Reich thinking and planning as much as planning went beyond Hitler s will. One classic nugget is from the early morning of 3 September 1939 when Britain issued its ultimatum to Germany, for it was Schmidt who had to hand the translation to Hitler: After an interval which seemed an age, he turned to Ribbentrop, who had remained standing by the window. What now? asked Hitler with a savage look, as though implying that his Foreign Minister had misled him about England's probable reaction
Statist auf diplomatischer Bühne, 1923-45 by Paul Schmidt( Book )

93 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konference i Rom og Paris, kroning i Westminster Abbey, verdensudstilling og kongresser; Nazistpartiets jubilæumsdag, Mussolini's tysklandsbesøg; Østrig, Tjekkoslovakiet, Chamberlain, Wilson; Polen; Lynkrig og statsmandmøder, 1940; Statsmandsmøder 1941, Hitler og Molotov; Skiftende hovedkvartérer og bomber over Berlin; Hitlers selvbedrag; Internering, 1945/49
Der Statist auf der Galerie, 1945-1950, Erlebnisse, Kommentare, Vergleiche by Paul Schmidt( Book )

19 editions published in 1951 in German and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la scène internationale : ma figuration auprès de Hitler, 1933-1945 by Paul Schmidt( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa entre bastidores, de Versalles a Nuremberg by Paul Schmidt( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprachen lernen warum und wie? by Paul Schmidt( Book )

5 editions published in 1954 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technik und Praxis internationaler Konferenzen by Paul Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivoluzione nel mediterraneo : la lotta per lo spazio vitale dell'Italia by Paul Schmidt( Book )

10 editions published in 1942 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsere Kolonien in Vergangenheit und Zukunft : ein Lese- u. Arbeitsbogen zur Kolonialfrage für den Schulgebrauch by Paul Schmidt( Book )

13 editions published between 1933 and 1940 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la scène internationale avec Hitler by Paul Schmidt( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's war on Russia; the story of the German defeat in the East by Paul Carell( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Launched with an immense invasion force of three million men, Germany's surprise attack against Russia in 1941 was planned by Hitler to crush the Soviets within eight weeks. Instead, hampered by major strategic errors, fanatical Soviet resistance, and the severity of Russian winters, "Operation Barbarossa" lingered on until, in 1943 the German fighting machine finally broke down at Stalingrad in one of the most shattering defeats of the century. The author, basing his story on official military records, the memoirs of commanders in both German and Russian armies, and extensive conversations with survivors of all ranks, has drawn a vivid picture of a struggle which, in the size of the forces involved and the ferocity of the fighting, was unparalleled in the history of the war. Along "the greatest front in world history" three armored spearheads advanced simultaneously in a Blitzkrieg aimed at the vital centers of Russia. Their superior direction of operations, the daring mobility of the Panzer Corps, and the toughness of the troops swept the Germans to within 60 miles of Moscow. But in 1942, while his generals were urging a direct attack upon the capital, Hitler ordered them to concentrate upon a drive south into the Ukraine and towards the oil of the Caucasus. The Germans rapidly penetrated as far as Stalingrad on the River Volga, and Hitler became obsessed with the necessity of capturing the city. By September his troops were fighting in its streets. But the Russians resisted heroically, and after breaking out from the city, encircled and captured a number of German divisions and high-ranking officers. It was this sudden collapse at Stalingrad which turned the tide of the war in Russia. The author demonstrates clearly in this definitive account the strategic issues of the campaign, its origins and significance, Hitler's tactical blunders and his generals' achievements in spite of them
Statist auf diplomatischer Buehne 1923-45 : Erlebnisse des Chefdolmetschers im Auswaertigen Amt mit den Staatsmaennern Europas by Paul Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 1964 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statist na diplomatskem odru by Paul Schmidt( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Slovenian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursachen und Grundlagen des Krieges gegen England by Paul Schmidt( Book )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1941 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da Versaglia a Norimberga by Paul Schmidt( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in German and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statysta na dyplomatycznej scenie by Paul Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perevodchik Gitlera by Paul Schmidt( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Russian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo shi Xitele de yi yuan by Paul Schmidt( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statista na diplomaticznej scéne by Paul Schmidt( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Slovak and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaiko butai no wakiyaku : Doitsu gaimusho shuseki tsuyakukan no oshu seijikatachi tono taiken : 1923 1945( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Paul Schmidt German translator, Nazi

Paul Schmidt tolk

Schmidt, Paul 1899-1970

Schmidt, Paul-Otto

Schmidt Paul-Otto 1899-1970

Πάουλ Σμιτ μεταφραστής του Γερμανικού υπουργείου εξωτερικών

Шмидт, Пауль-Отто

پاول اشمیت زبان‌شناس، مترجم، و سیاست‌مدار آلمانی

シュミット, パウル

パウル=オットー・シュミット

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