Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-09-10
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 31/ Frank
31.03 (Frank transcript, 10 Sept. 1945)
English; the interpreter is Mr. Bernard Reyman.,
Himmler; Goering; Speer; Dorpmiller; Krieger; Koppe; Lammers; Hitler; Bormann; Buehler; Buhrman; Kochl; Sauckel; Schmidt; Dr. Zorner; Ribbentrop; Dr. Wendler; Globoznik; von Epp
This document is a transcript of an interrogation of the witness conducted on the noted date. The Interrogation Division Summary of this interrogation appears earlier in this volume of the Donovan Archive. The main topics here are the administration of the Government General of Poland, the recruitment of Polish workers to be sent to Germany, and the conditions and actions prevailing in Maidanek. Frank claims that all the Polish workers sent to Germany under his auspices were volunteers. He disclaims any specific knowledge of Maidanek, although the camp existed for some four years within his jurisdiction, and suggests that Hitler repeatedly refused to accept his resignation as Governor General of Poland precisely in order to shift onto him the responsibility for the atrocities committed in Maidanek. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of good to excellent quality on thin, browning paper.