- Category : Politics-Nazi-party
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (6,22,36,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
German head of the Nazi Law Department and legal counsel to Hitler. He joined the Nazi Party in 1927 fresh from law school, became a member of the Nazi Law Department and eventually worked his way to the top.
Bright and devoted to art and music, he was the son of a barrister convicted of corruption. Becoming a storm trooper in September of 1923, he passed the bar in 1926. He achieved the position of staff legal counsel to Hitler and gained his offices, but never became one of the inner circle. His journal, kept by the office staff (42 volumes in all) showed a man who, beneath his outer veneer of culture and charm, was icy, efficient and bloodthirsty.
Becoming Governor-General of Poland on December 20, 1937, he squeezed food and supplies, forced labor and liquidated Polish intellectuals. By March 10, 1942, 360,000 Jews had been sent to the camps and gassed. He had wiped out the Warsaw ghetto of 400,000 Jews.
Gradually, his political influence began to decline, and he became vacillating and insecure. He attempted suicide in May, 1945, by cutting his throat and wrists. Unsuccessful, he was tried at Nuremberg October 16, 1946 and was the fifth to be hanged. He was 46.