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Document from the German Foreign Ministry containing a Telegram from Rahn to ambassador Abetz, reporting on the current situation in Tunisia; Tunis – 12/5/1942 + handwritten version




Tunisia, ביזרט, ברלין, גרמניה, פאריס, צרפת, תוניס


Bourguiba Habib, Rahn Rudolf


Arab militarization, Bizerte conflict, Italian military, Tunis


Chantiers de jeunesse, Destour (political Party), Dienststelle Rahn, Doriot-Movement, French Division Tunis, Italian military


political archive of the foreign ministry

Folder Number:

Rahn_Dec42_pages 18-24


Language: German

Document from the Foreign Ministry, titled “Geheime Kommandosache” containing a telegram from Rahn, send through the German Embassy in Paris, in which he describes the current situation in Tunis regarding five points: 

  1. destabilization of Tunis after the withdrawal of French troops and passivity of the Residential Government, expecting an Allied win
  2. stronger reliance on newly organized youth groups like the Doriot movement as auxiliary police and authority over the media
  3. repeated request about Rahn’s plans to clear Bizerta
  4. intent on establishing armed Arab forces in cooperation with Desturian-Movement, which would be facilitated by the release of leaders, especially Habib Bourguiba
  5. necessity to destabilize enemy territories to prevent material-superiority of Allies

Also, handwritten original, which was received from the German embassy in Paris enclosed

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