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2012.1.376

Object Name

Testimony, Oath

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White paper with printed and handwritten German. Includes three signatures on the bottom right including one from Karl Hermann Frank.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Karl Hermann Frank (1898-1946) was SS Obergruppenfuhrer and a prominent Sudeten German Nazi official in Czechoslovakia serving under Reich protector Reinhard Heydrich until the latter's assassination. Frank was instrumental in implementing Hitler's orders of revenge, which included the destruction of the Czech villages of Lidice and Lezaky, the murder of their male inhabitants, and the deportation of women and young adults to concentration camps. Frank was executed in 1946. Document signed twice by Frank, adding his title as deputy Gauleiter and his SS number, in which he swears: "I am German, of Aryan lineage..." he attests that he is not a Freemason nor member of any secret society, and vows his allegiance to the state.

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11 3/4 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

Czechoslovakia, deputy Gauleiter, allegiance, Karl Hermann Frank

Testimony Signed by Karl Hermann Frank

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