The Butcher of Poland
Hitler's Lawyer Hans Frank
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The only biography of a key member of Hitler's inner circle, described by his own son as "a slime-hole of a Hitler fanatic"
The life of the Bavarian Hans Frank, one of the 10 war criminals hanged at Nuremburg in 1946, who converted to Catholicism before he died, has not received the full attention the world has given to other Nazi leaders. In many ways he warrants it more. His life symbolzses the hubristic and visionary ambition Germany had to an alarming degree much better than anyone else, perhaps because he was an intellectual of the highest caliber: "Can't they see," he said of his fellow accused at Nuremberg, "that this is a horrible tragedy in the history of mankind, and that we are the symbols of an evil that God is brushing aside?" As he recognized by the end he was a primary, if not the exemplary, symbol, his remorse, self-pity, and arrogance knew no bounds as they vied with his contrition. "In Prague, big red posters were put up on which one could read that seven Czechs had been shot today. I said to myself, 'If I had to put up a poster for every seven Poles shot, the forests of Poland would not be sufficient to manufacture the paper.'" —Hans Frank, June 1940
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Apr 01, 2014
- Publisher: The History Press
- Seller: Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
- Print Length: 192 Pages
- Language: English