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Hans Frank

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Hans Frank
Governor-General of Occupied Poland
In office
26 October 1939 – January 1945
Preceded byIgnacy Mościcki (President of Poland)
Succeeded byProvisional government
Personal details
Born(1900-05-23)May 23, 1900
Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany
DiedOctober 16, 1946(1946-10-16) (aged 46)
Nuremberg, Germany
Political partyNational Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)
Spouse(s)Brigitte Herbst (married 1925)

Hans Michael Frank (23 May 1900 – 16 October 1946) was a German lawyer. He worked for the Nazi party during the 1920s and 1930s. Later he became a high-ranking official in Nazi Germany. He was prosecuted during the Nuremberg trials for his role in the Holocaust. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and executed on 16 October 1946. Before his execution, Frank repented and returned to the Catholic Church.