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Hans Frank

Hans Michael Frank was a German lawyer who worked for the Nazi party during the 1920s and 1930s and a senior official in Nazi Germany. He was prosecuted during the Nuremberg trials for his role in perpetrating the Holocaust during his tenure as Governor-General of occupied Poland. He was found guilty of both war crimes and crimes against humanity and executed on October 16, 1946, aged 46.
Found 24 thoughts of Hans Frank

In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag.

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Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration.

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I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me.

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The SS, as such, behaved no more criminally than any other social groups would behave when taking part in political events.

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My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort.

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An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this.

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I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party.

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It was also my idea that the advisory committees of the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag, which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich.

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I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement.

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In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement.

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In 1919 I finished my studies at the Gymnasium, and in 1926 I passed the final state law examination, which completed my legal training.

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We wanted a great Germany and the restoration of the freedom and welfare, the health and happiness of our people.

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In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres.

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It was my dream, and probably the dream of every one of us, to bring about a revision of the Versailles Treaty by peaceful means, which was provided for in that very treaty.

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Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German Law were not members of the Party.

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First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice, and after the ministries of justice in the various states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio.

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War is not a thing one wants.

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The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General.

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I never participated in far-reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems.

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My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary.

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In 1933 and 1934 I was Reich Commissioner for Justice, and in 1939 I became Governor General of the Government General in Krakow.

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A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.

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On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.

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The Academy of German Law was the meeting place of the most prominent legal minds in Germany in the theoretical and practical fields.

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