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Hans Michael Frank
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1936

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(born May-23-1900, died Oct-16-1946, 46 years old) Germany

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Dr. Hans Michael Frank was a lawyer for the Nazi party during the 1920s and later, a senior Reichminister in Nazi Germany. He was the most prominent Nazi official to show a keen interest in chess. At the Nuremberg Trials, Hans Frank was found guilty of war crimes, and crimes against humanity. He was hanged on October 16, 1946.

note: Frank also played team chess with Alekhine/Frank.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs H Frank ½-½301936Blindfold simul, 10bC50 Giuoco Piano

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Premium Chessgames Member An interesting piece of history here.
Jan-28-07  Karpova: Frank is quite well-known due to the fact that he was responsible for the <Generalgouvernement> (that's the way the occupied Poland was called). In his opinion there should be commiseration for the german people only.
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  vonKrolock: Recently a new book appeared in German about Frank, and a passage with Chess reference is quoted in Edward Winter "Chess Note" number 4819 Jan 2007
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  Calli: <> Is there a way of including three games in which Frank partnered with Alekhine? They are in the DB under Alekhine/Frank
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  brankat: Interesting to see that has this guy in their daily "Happy Birthday" column.

I suppose the program does it automatically.

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  wordfunph: <He was hanged on October 16, 1946.>

tragic death..

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  Albertan: According to

"Hans Frank was extremely interested in chess. He not only possessed an extensive library of chess literature but was also a good player, and he even received the Ukrainian chess grandmaster Efim Bogoljubow at the Wawel castle. He was a patron of General Government chess tournaments (1940–1944). On 3 November 1940 he organized a chess congress in Krakow. Six months later he announced the establishment of a chess school under Bogoljubow and the World Chess Champion, Dr. Alexander Alekhine, and he visited a chess tournament in October 1942 at the "Literary Café" in Cracow."

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  whiteshark: It should be noted that Hans Michael Frank was also the driving/supporting force (together with Culture Minister Hans Schemm) behind the Alekhine-Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934) in Germany

Related sources/documents can be found in C.N. 4820:

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  Stonehenge: From the homepage:

<Happy Birthday To:

Hans Michael Frank>

I'm speechless

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  keypusher: <Stonehenge: From the homepage: <Happy Birthday To:

Hans Michael Frank>

I'm speechless>

The program does it automatically, as brankat noted seven years ago. Good thing Hitler doesn't have a page.

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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday!!!!

( chessforum (kibitz #19578))

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Nazi Lawyer Who Was Hanged.
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