The Halder Diaries is a collection of diaries written by German Colonel General Franz Halder. His diaries from his time as Chief of the Army General Staff have been an important source for authors who have written about such subjects as Adolf Hitler, World War II and the NSDAP. General Franz Halder served as chief of the German general staff from to , supervising the planning of the Blitzkrieg campaigns and the invasion of. Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the Army of Germany (), kept a personal war diary concerning conferences, staff.

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During the invasion of the Soviet Union Halder insisted on focusing on Moscow, despite Hitler’s objections. At one point, Halder thought the situation to be so desperate that he considered shooting Hitler himself.

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School of Advanced Military Studies Monographs. During NovemberHalder conspired with General Brauchitsch. Fraanz final straw came after Halder learned of an intelligence report showing Stalin could muster as many as diwry. War journal of Franz Halder, volume I. Though General Halder’s notes did not record any mention of Jews, the German historian Andreas Hillgruber argued that, because of Hitler’s frequent statements at the same time about the coming war of annihilation against “Judeo-Bolshevism”his generals could not have misunderstood that Hitler’s call for the total destruction of the Soviet Union also comprised a call for the total destruction of the Jewish population of the Soviet Union.


During the summer ofHalder told Hitler that he was underestimating the number of Soviet military units. Search by date Search by date: At the end ofHalder oversaw development of the invasion plans of Francethe Low Countriesand the Balkans. He then became the director of the Manoeuvres Staff.

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As Keitel recognized Halder’s superior military planning skills, Keitel met with Hitler and enticed him to appoint General Walther von Brauchitsch as commander-in-chief of the German Army. His service to Germany during Hitler’s reign was plagued by complexity and personal misgivings but his professed role in possible intrigue during his tenure as the Chief of Staff and his survival make for a remarkable story, especially when one considers the plight of others who fell into disfavor or mistrust with Hitler.

The historians Ronald Smelser and Edward J. War Journal of Franz HalderVolume 8. Clarke Library Digital Repository. Burdick, Charles, Jacobsen, Hans-Adolf. During this period diay directed important training maneuvers, the largest held since the reintroduction of conscription in This a fight to the finish. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Portals Access related topics. During he served as a General Staff officer in the Headquarters of the 2nd Armybefore being transferred to the 4th Army. Log frahz Favorites Help. Chiefs of the German General Staff of the Wehrmacht. General Erich von Manstein hakder bold plan for invading France through the Ardennes Forest proved successful, and ultimately led to the Fall of France. This statement enraged Hitler, who then harshly berated Brauchitsch for incompetence.


Brauchitsch and Halder had decided to overthrow Hitler after the latter had fixed “X-day” for the invasion of France for 12 Novemberan invasion that both officers believed to be doomed to failure. On 23 Julyfollowing the failed 20 July assassination attempt on Hitler’s life by German Army officers, Halder was arrested by the Gestapo.

The July Plot to Assassinate Hitler. I and report to General Walther von Reichenau. Cover of Time Magazine 29 June War journal of Franz Halder, volume IV.

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Despite all of Goerdeler’s best efforts, Halder would not change his mind. Extermination of Frannz Commissars and of the Communist intelligentsia Hitler’s popularity reached an all-time high.

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