Death of Franz von Papen, Catholic Statesman & Vice-Chancellor Under Adolf Hitler

Death of Franz von Papen, Catholic Statesman & Vice-Chancellor Under Adolf Hitler

Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen
Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv

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Franz von Papen dies in Obersasbach, West Germany, at the age of 89. Once a leading Catholic statesman in Germany and member of the Catholic Center Party, he served as Vice Chancellor in Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.

Among the most important things done by Franz von Papen was to encourage Germany's Catholics to accept and become part of the Nazi Party. Papen was a defendant in the principal Nuremberg War Crimes Trial but he was acquitted. According to the court, while he may have committed"political immoralities," none of his acts qualified as"conspiracy to commit crimes against peace."

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