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April 01, 1952

MEETINGS WITH WILHELM PIECK, WALTER ULBRICHT, OTTO GROTEWOBL, FRED OELSNER, AND STALIN

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    Stalin and a delegation of German officials discuss aspects of German economic and military needs, in order to discuss how the Soviet Union can assist them.
    "Meetings with Wilhelm Pieck, Walter Ulbricht, Otto Grotewobl, Fred Oelsner, and Stalin," April 01, 1952, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Wilhelm Pieck: Aufzeichnungen zur Deutschlandpolitik 1945-1953, edited by Rolf Badstübner and Wilfried Loth, pp. 395-397 (ZPA [Central Party Archive] NL 36/696, pp. 26-28, 38). https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134392
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Meetings on 4.1&7.1952

[Wilhelm Pieck, Walter Ulbricht, Otto Grotewobl, Fred Oelsner, Stalin]

1. Meeting on 4 .1 .1952 – 21.00 - 23.07 hours in Moscow

Police – Armament

Law [Recht] not utilized

Create people's army – without noise

Pacifist period is over

SAG [Soviet stock companies] companies – sell half

Half of the profits

payment half in Mark

“    “     Goods

Grotewohl

Do not lead through ministries alone

5 proposals – pour 25,000 t pig iron

II a[nd] III quality

seamless pipes – 14,000 t

Economy/ 2.5 Mill[ion]      rolling mill

check crude sheet metal

unequal distribution

Sell Neptun

Lead 7,000 t

Copper 10,000 t

Combine      Cotton 8,000 t

Building machines

Mines        Kombein [?] credit 1953

Lecturers – Uni – Party schools

Army8 military districts

9-10 army corps – 30 divis[ions] – 300,000

Training in SU

Youth service – pre-milit[ary] education

Begin with civilian org.

Company security

FDJ has to learn how to shoot

Submarine service

Train pilots

Infantry – divisions

Equipment

Carry out trials

– M. review 7 verdicts

no pacifism

Fill yourself with fighting spirit, we will help you.

Final meeting on 4.7 – 22.05 - 23.20 hours in Moscow

St[alin]: so far all proposals rejected

Situation:

no compromises

Creation European army – not against SU, but for power

in Europe

Atlantic pact – independent state in the West

Demarcation line dangerous border

1st line German (Stasi), behind them Soviet soldiers

We have to count with terrorist acts.

Defense:

Re-establish the liquidated Soviet headquarters

3000

Armaments have to be produced,

immediately Russian rifles with ammunition.

Military training for inf1antry], navy, air force, submarines,

tanks - artillery will be donated

also division of fighter planes [Jägerdivision]

Hoffmann – 24 units [Abt.] – 58,000

Not militia, but trained army. All without noise,

but steadfast

Village:

Also creation of production-cooperatives in the village,

in order to encircle large farmers.

Begin skillfully in the fall.

Create examples – privileges

seed material, machines.

Instructors available.

Do not force anybodv.

Do not yell collective farms – socialism

Create facts. At the beginning the deed.

– Road to socialism – state prod[uction] is socialist.

Better pay for engineers

1 : 1.7

2-3 x more than workers

Home

11-12,000 Rbl. to university graduates [Akademiker]

pay qualified workers better than unqualified

Theses not dealt with

Party not dealt with     Party conference

KPD

Economic conference

Unity, Peace treaty - continue to agitate