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determined, as indicated, in furtherance of the purpose of preventing the rise of an educated class in Poland.

(7) Other crimes. There were other grounds for uneasiness in Poland which Frank does not mention in his report to Hitler. He does not mention the Concentration Camps-perhaps because, as the "representative jurist” of National Socialism, Frank had himself defended the system in Germany. As Governor General Frank is responsible for all concentration camps within the boundaries of the General Government. As indicated above, he knew and approved that Poles were taken to concentration camps in connection with the resettlement projects. He had certain jurisdiction, as well, in relation to the notorious extermination camp Auschwitz, to which Poles from the General Government were committed by his administration, although the camp itself lay outside the boundaries of the General Government. In February 1944, Ambassador Counsellor Dr. Schumberg suggested a possible amnesty of Poles who had been taken to Auschwitz for trivial offenses and kept for several months. The report of the conference continues:

“The Governor General will take under consideration an amnesty probably for 1 May of this year. Nevertheless, one must not lose sight of the fact that the German leadership of the General Government must not now show any signs of weakness." (2233-BB-PS)

G. CONCLUSION.

As legal adviser of Hitler and the leadership corps of the NSDAP, Frank promoted the conspirators' rise to power. In his various juridical capacities, both in the NSDAP and in the German government, Frank advocated and promoted the political monopoly of the NSDAP, the racial program of the conspirators, and the terror system of the concentration camp and of arrest without warrant. His role in the common plan was to realize "the National Socialist Program in the realm of law”, and to give the outward form of legality to this program of terror, persecution and oppression, which had as its ultimate purpose mobilization for aggressive war.

As a loyal adherent of Hitler and the NSDAP, Frank was appointed Governor General in October 1939 of that area of Poland known as the General Government, which became the testing ground for the conspirators' program of Lebensraum.Frank had defined justice in the field of German law as that which bene

fited the German nation. His five year administration of the General Government illustrates the same principles applied in the field of International Law.

Frank took the office of Governor General under a program which constituted in itself a criminal plan or conspiracy, as Frank well knew and approved, to exploit the territory ruthlessly for the benefit of Nazi Germany, to conscript its nationals for labor in Germany, to close its schools and colleges to prevent the rise of a Polish intelligentsia, and to administer the territory as a colonial possession of the Third Reich in total disregard of the duties of an occupying power toward the inhabitants of occupied territory. Under Frank's administration this criminal plan was consummated. But the execution went even beyond the plan. Food contributions to Germany increased to the point where the bare subsistence reserved for the General Government under the plan was reduced to the level of mass starvation; a savage program of exterminating Jews was relentlessly executed; resettlement projects were carried out with reckless disregard of the rights of the local population; the terror of the concentration camp followed in the wake of the Nazi invaders.

It has been shown that all of these crimes were committed in accordance with the official policies established and advocated by Frank.

This summary of evidence has been compiled almost entirely from statements by Frank himself, from the admissions found in his diaries, official reports, records of his conferences with his colleagues and subordinates, and his speeches. It is therefore appropriate that a final passage from his diary should be quoted in conclusion. In January 1943, Frank told his colleagues in the General Government that their task would grow more difficult. Hitler, he said, could only help them as a kind of "administrative pillbox”. They must depend on themselves. “We are now duty bound to hold together [he continued]

We must remember that we who are gathered together here figure on Mr. Roosevelt's list of war criminals. I have the honor of being Number One. We have, so to speak, become accomplices in the world historic sense." (2233AA-PS)

LEGAL REFERENCES AND LIST OF DOCUMENTS RELAT

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mittee to Frank, February 1943.
(USA 178)...

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Frank Diary. Abteilungsleiter-
sitzungen, 1939-1940. Minutes of
conferences, December and May
1940. (USA 173).

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1940.
Part I. January-March. (USA
174)..

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1940.
Part IV. October-December. (USA
271)..

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Frank Diary. Regierungsitzungen.
1941. October-December. Entry
of 16 December 1941 at pp. 76-77.
(USA 281).....

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Frank Diary. Regierungs-Haupt-
abteilungsleiter-Sitzungen. 1942.
Entry of 24 August 1942. (USA
283)..

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1 Janu-
ary 1944 - 28 February 1944. En-
try of 25 January 1944 at p. 5.
(USA 295)....

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1941.
Part II. Entry of 19 April 1941.
(USA 311)..

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Frank Diary. Abteilungsleiter-
sitzungen. 1939-1940. Entry of
2 December 1939. (USA 173)... IV
Frank Diary. Abteilungsleiter-
sitzungen. 1939-1940. Entry of
19 January 1940 at pp. 11-12.... IV
Frank Diary. Abteilungsleiter-
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8 March 1940. (USA 173)... IV
Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1940.
Part II. April to June. (USA 614). IV
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sitzungen. 1939-1940. Entry of
19 December 1940 at pp. 12–13.
(USA 173)...

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1941.
Part III. Entry of 9 September
1941 at p. 830. (USA 611).. IV
Frank Diary. Regierungssitz-
ungen. October-December 1941.
Entry of 16 December 1941 at
pp. 35, 66....

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part I. Entry of 18 March 1942
at pp. 185, 186, 195-196. (USA
608)..

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part III. Entry of 1 August 1942
at p. 798. (USA 607).....

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part III. Entry of 4 August 1942
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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part III. Entry of 5 August 1942
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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part III. Entry of 18 August 1942
at pp. 918, 920. (USA 607).

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Part III. Entry of 28 August 1942
at pp. 968–969, 983. (USA 607)... IV
Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part IV. Entry of 20 November
1942 at pp. 1212-1213.....

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Frank Diary. Tagebuch. 1942.
Part IV. Entry of 14 December
1942 at pp. 1329-1331. (USA 612). IV
Frank Diary. Arbeitssitzungen.
1943. Entry of 25 January 1943
at pp. 16, 17, 19, 53. (USA 613) IV
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