Franz von Papen  (1879 – 1969) served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler in 1933–1934. He belonged to the group of close advisers to Hindenburg in the late Weimar Republic. It was largely Papen, believing that Hitler could be controlled once he was in the government, who persuaded Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as Chancellor in a cabinet not under Nazi Party domination.

Franz von Papen (1879 – 1969) served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler in 1933–1934. He belonged to the group of close advisers to Hindenburg in the late Weimar Republic. It was largely Papen, believing that Hitler could be controlled once he was in the government, who persuaded Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as Chancellor in a cabinet not under Nazi Party domination.

Nobody knows or remembers Franz von Papen, standing here with Hitler in 1934. He was Hitler’s “Vice Chancellor.” Thus a meaningless position in an absolute dictatorship. (via putschgirl)

Nobody knows or remembers Franz von Papen, standing here with Hitler in 1934. He was Hitler’s “Vice Chancellor.” Thus a meaningless position in an absolute dictatorship. (via putschgirl)

German military attaché to the United States Franz von Papen, 1914

German military attaché to the United States Franz von Papen, 1914

Franz Von Papen en prisión.

Franz Von Papen en prisión.

Franz von Papen | July 4, 1932

Franz von Papen | July 4, 1932

Franz Von Papen.

Franz Von Papen.

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Papen_Arrest.JPG (363×300)

Jan. 30, 1933 marks Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Many foreign diplomats in Berlin at the time believed that the real power in Hitler's cabinet lay in the hands of Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen.

Jan. 30, 1933 marks Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Many foreign diplomats in Berlin at the time believed that the real power in Hitler's cabinet lay in the hands of Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen.

Chancellor Franz von Papen with his cabinet, 1 Jun 1932

Chancellor Franz von Papen with his cabinet, 1 Jun 1932

Fritz Darges, Franz von Papen, Nicolaus von Below and Dr Karl Brandt.

Fritz Darges, Franz von Papen, Nicolaus von Below and Dr Karl Brandt.

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