The date was Nov. 19, 1937.
By that date the Sudeten German Party, which at the elections of May 19, 1935, had won more than 60 percent of the German vote,1. was confident of future progress, but its leaders felt an urgent need for a thoroughgoing discussion of their policy with the highest authorities of the Reich. The time had finally arrived, they thought, to solve the Sudeten German question, which had now become a vital political issue. They had been in contact with competent German authorities in the Reich, and had been receiving financial assistance on a regular basis, but now the whole outlook changed. Amid the present quiet reigning in Czechoslovakia, the leaders of the Sudeten German Party secretly proposed to Hitler that their mutual policies be reviewed. Their sense of grievance against and hatred for the Czechs had reached a combustion point, and they looked forward to the moment, for which they had been working so hard, when they might destroy the Czechoslovak Republic. The party, supported by a large majority of its countrymen, was determined to make the necessary national effort against its enemies at home. Its success presupposed that all Sudeten Germans would be grouped around the man who had rebuilt national unity, the leader of the German Reich, Adolf Hitler. The party called for his assistance.
On Nov. 19, 1937, Henlein submitted a secret report to the Führer____________________