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Hans Frank

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank

Profession: Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal


Biography: Hans Frank was a German lawyer and Nazi war criminal. At Nuremberg, Frank was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was executed.

He worked for the Nazi party in the 1920s and 1930s, was later Adolf Hitler's personal lawyer and was Nazi Germany's chief jurist in occupied Poland.

Born: May 23, 1900
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: October 16, 1946 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Execution

Married Life

  • 1925-04-02 Lawyer Hans Frank (24) weds secretary Brigitte Herbst (29) in Munich, Germany

Historical Events

  • 1939-11-23 Nazi Governor of Poland Hans Frank requires Jewish Poles above the age of 11 years to wear a blue Star of David
  • 1939-11-28 Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, organizes Judenrat
  • 1940-10-16 Warsaw Ghetto is formed by German Governor-General Hans Frank

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