Newsgroups: alt.revisionism,soc.history Subject: Holocaust Almanac - Hans Frank, the Butcher of Poland Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Followup-To: alt.revisionism Organization: The Old Frog's Almanac, Vancouver Island, CANADA Keywords: Frank Archive/File: holocaust/poland frank.03 Last-Modified: 1994/02/21 Hans Frank, in a speech to German soldiers, urging them to write home to their families: "In all these weeks, they will be thinking of you, saying to themselves: My God, there he sits in Poland where there are so many lice and Jews, perhaps he is hungry and cold, perhaps he is afraid to write. It would not be a bad idea then to send our dear ones back home a picture, and tell them: well now, there are not so many lice and Jews any more, and conditions here in the Government General [Nazi occupied Poland] have changed and improved somewhat already. Of course, I could not eliminate all lice and Jews in only one year's time. But in the course of time, and above all, if you help me, this end will be attained". Hans Frank, nicknamed "The Butcher of Poland", was one of the major Nazi war criminals tried in Nuernberg. In his role as governor of Nazi occupied Poland, he played a major role in the persecution and murder of the Poles, the plundering of Poland, and the extermination of the Polish Jews (more Jews died in Poland than in any other country - about 2.7 million). Frank left a "working diary" - a collection of notes, speech texts, meeting records etc - which consisted of 38 volumes. Some of it is reproduced as Nuremberg document 2233-PS. The above is quoted from "Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression" Vol. II, p. 634. "Hans Frank, the ex-governor-general of Poland, facing capture by the Americans in Bavaria, had placed a record of Bach's 'Saint Matthew Passion' on the phonograph, cut a deep gash in his left wrist, slashed his throat, and lain down to die. Consequently he had not destroyed the leatherbound thirty-six-volume official journal of his administration of Poland. United States Army doctors snatched Frank from the brink of death; and the journal,* a record kept by Frank's staff of his speeches, decisions, meetings and transactions, became a damning document. [* The journal has been referred to as Frank's 'diary,' giving the erroneos impression that it was a personal account.]" (Justice at Nuremberg, by Robert E. Conot. Harper & Row, New York, 1983. p37.) Individual Almanac files are now available via listserv. Send your request to: email@example.com, and include the single word 'index' for a list of available articles. For individual files, use the 'get' command, and the archive flag 'holocaust' to have them mailed to you.. Example: get holocaust
get holocaust b-cpu.faq get holocaust irving.canada For a file list, try "index holocaust"
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