Note 029

29 Frank's statements, in the order cited, are quoted in IMT, XXIX, 2233-PS; see further (ibid.) the memorandum of 28th August 1942, 'Abschliessende Betrachtung zur Entwicklung des letzten Vierteljahres'. Himmler's remark is reported by SS Obergruppenfuhrer and Waffen SS General Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski; see IMT, XL, Frank-8. In the interests of historical accuracy it must be pointed out that the only version of Frank's diaries to be published up to now (IMT, XXIX, 2233-PS) gives a one-sided picture, since it reproduces primarily incriminating evidence as a document for the prosecution. His complete diary, on the other hand, contains hints of a conception on Frank's part which was the result of more cooperative impulses but which, in the face of his weakness, his inconstancy and his mania to appear a 'hard man' which kept on breaking through, bore no results. See Frank's own commentary on his diaries, IMT, XII.


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