On March 28, 1946, Dr. Martin Horn, Von Ribbentrop’s Counsel, called Margareta Blank, Ribbentrop’s personal secretary from 1935 until the German collapse. She testified that Ribbentrop “always showed the greatest admiration and veneration for Adolf Hitler”. Hitler’s will was equivalent to a military order. Hitler refused several letters of resignation from Ribbentrop. Regarding any additional secret agreement between the Germans and Soviets, she stated she learned of it only through a sealed envelope which she was instructed to file separately. There was no cross-examination.
Produced by US Army Signal Corps 1945-1956, housed in National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Digitized and provided by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive.