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The Father: A Revenge

Dr Franziska Frank, Philippe Sands

Jewish Book Week

Sun 27 Feb

The Father: A Revenge

Dr Franziska Frank, Philippe Sands

Jewish Book Week

Dr Franziska Frank on her Nazi war criminal grandfather, with Philippe Sands.

Niklas Frank was just seven when his father Hans Frank, Hitler’s legal adviser and governor general of occupied Poland, was executed at Nuremberg as a Nazi war criminal.

In the decades since he has attempted to come to terms with the enormity of the horror unleashed; The Father: A Revenge is an extraordinary account of a scarred son struggling to comprehend the depravity of the acts that were committed by his father. Whereas other descendants of Hitler’s henchmen and co-collaborators have tried to explain or to forget the crimes of their forebears, Niklas’s disgust is unremitting.

In a rare opportunity to hear from the third generation, Dr. Franziska Frank, the daughter of Niklas Frank, will be in conversation with Philippe Sands, author of The Ratline and East West Street.

In Association with the TLS

Dr. Franziska Frank is the daughter of Niklas Frank and the granddaughter of Hans Frank, Hitler’s governor general of occupied Poland who was sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials after the war, Franziska works as freelance trainer, keynote speaker, author in three languages: German, English and Russian. In addition, she is Affiliate Program Director at ESMT Berlin, Germany’s Nr. 1 business school.

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at UCL and a practising barrister. His book, East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity, won the Baillie Gifford Prize.

Date:Sun 27 Feb
Start time:11am (Doors: 10.30am)
Venue:Hall One

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