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12 There is ample evidence of Hitler's hatred of lawyers. Frank himself remarked that Hitler considered civil servants to be 'bureaucrats', 'reactionaries', or 'worst of all, lawyers'; see Im Angesicht des Galgens. In addition to the celebrated hate speech of 26th April 1942 against the lawyers, impressive examples of this aversion are found especially in his Tischgesprache, for example the entries for 29th March and 22nd July 1942. Hitler declared that 'in dealing with lawyers he had always been particularly careful. Only three men had been excepted: Pfordten, Pohner and Frick'; he didn't mention Frank. See Picker, Tischgesprache, entry for 29th March 1942.


From Chapter 17, Hans Frank , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest
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