Hans Frank: Lebensraum and the Holocaust by M. Housden

By M. Housden

The conquest of Lebensraum - residing area - in jap Europe used to be the entire aspect of the 3rd Reich. This learn investigates a key player within the legal venture - Hans Frank - and the way he attempted to set up his nook of Hitler's racial empire. It unearths different varieties of genocide perpetrated by way of the Nazis and explores the way the Führer's minions needed to compete for a spot in his apocalyptic approach.

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We will protect our fellow men in the face of this bloody crew! ) . . 126 Hitler’s anti-Semitism shone through with blinding clarity as did that of the audience. 127 Hans Frank knew what he was getting involved with. In due course, he did more than just tolerate anti-Semitism. The prosecuting counsel at Schweidnitz was Jewish and a member of the Central Association of German Jews. Quickly Frank started making derogatory remarks about his ‘race’ and sarcastic comments about people ‘who had the honour to wear a German robe’.

The impasse led to a dramatic telephone call from Hitler. 20 When Frank requested a more formal authorisation, Hitler asked if he should be counted among the plotters too. Then Hess came on the line to read the names of 19 people who were to be killed at once. Frank asked for the reason. Back on the line, Hitler spelled things out bluntly: ‘the legal foundation for everything that is happening is the existence of the Reich. ’ By this time Hans Frank was sufficiently intimidated. The confines of a prison and immediate presence of SS men was not conducive to heroics.

126 Hitler’s anti-Semitism shone through with blinding clarity as did that of the audience. 127 Hans Frank knew what he was getting involved with. In due course, he did more than just tolerate anti-Semitism. The prosecuting counsel at Schweidnitz was Jewish and a member of the Central Association of German Jews. Quickly Frank started making derogatory remarks about his ‘race’ and sarcastic comments about people ‘who had the honour to wear a German robe’. 128 In the talk to the university students (cited above) he asked why Jews made up just 1 per cent of the national population but 50 per cent of university teachers.

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