Franz von Papen, Jr.


Nuremberg (Germany)--history, Nazis--Germany--history--20th Century, Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals 1945-1946, Franz von Papen Jr., Defense Counsel, Franz von Papen,


Franz von Papen, Jr. was part of his father's defense counsel. Franz von Papen was a German nobleman, Roman Catholic monarchist politician, General Staff officer, and diplomat, who served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler in 1933-1934. Papen was captured along with his son Franz Jr. by the U.S. Army near the end of the war. He was one of the defendants at the first Nuremberg War Crimes Trial. The court acquitted him, stating that he had committed a number of "political immoralities," but these actions were not punishable under the "conspiracy to commit crimes against peace." His son, Franz von Papen, Jr. helped his father with his defense at the trial.


20th Century, Nuremberg Germany, 1945-1946


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