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  • Frank, Hans

    lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Meridien-Medium","serif"; color:black'>(19001946)

    governor-general of Poland

    Hans Frank was HITLERs lawyer and later was

    appointed the governor-general of occupied

    Poland. He was was born in Karlsruhe in BADEN

    on May 23, 1900. After serving in the war during

    1918 he joined the FREE CORPS. Joining the

    German Workers Party he later became a Nazi

    when it became the NSDAP. Then he served in

    the Stormtroops SA. In the meantime he

    received legal training, which he completed in

    1926, and because of his administrative abilities

    was promoted to head of the legal division of the

    NSDAP in 1929. As Hitlers lawyer he represented

    him in 150 lawsuits. When Hitler came

    into office in 1933, Frank was made minister of

    justice for BAVARIA, Reich commissioner of justice,

    and minister without portfolio. He founded

    and was first president of the Law Academy.

    After the conquest of Poland, Frank was

    appointed chief civilian officer, or governor-general

    for occupied Poland on October 12, 1939.

    Frank described his policy in these words:

    Poland shall be treated like a colony: the Poles

    will become the slaves of the Greater German

    Empire. From his headquarters in Wavel Castle,

    Cracow, he enslaved the Poles and exterminated

    the Jews. Already by December 1942

    some 85 percent of Polish Jews had been transported

    to CONCENTRATION CAMPS. At the end of

    the war he was brought before the International

    Frank, Hans 383

    Anne Frank (Library of Congress)

    Military Tribunal (IMT) (see NUREMBERG TRIALS)

    and placed on trial as a major war criminal.

    Frank had written 38 volumes of diaries, which

    were introduced as evidence on his behalf. He

    confessed his guilt, converted to Catholicism,

    and begged forgiveness of God. Now he also

    changed his view of HITLER and all the crimes he

    committed, accusing Hitler of betrayal of the

    trust of the German people. The court found

    Frank guilty of war crimes and crimes against

    humanity, hanging him on October 16, 1946.

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