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Karl Frank exhibit, his glass eye...and other items of note...

Article about: The recently opened "On The Streets of the Protectorate" exhibition within the Army Museum in Prague, although fascinating in its entirety, has a section related to SS-Obergruppenf

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    The recently opened "On The Streets of the Protectorate" exhibition within the Army Museum in Prague, although fascinating in its entirety, has a section related to SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS und Polizei Karl Hermann Frank, who held the most powerful official position in the Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren by 1943. The focus in question, which garners patent interest due to the individual concerned, the nature and scale of his crimes and ultimately, his death, features items such as those pictured below:

    1) The ocular prosthesis of Karl Hermann Frank

    2) Frank's field blouse, worn during his execution - note that all honour and insignia markings were removed prior to his hanging. The manufacturer was Kučera of Prague



    3) Passport issued in 1944, which, along with other pictured items, is currently on loan from the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec. The entries translate as follows:

    Occupation - German Minister of State for Bohemia and Moravia
    Birthplace - Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary, Cz.)
    Date of Birth - 24th January 1898
    Place of Residence - Prague
    Build - Tall
    Face - Elongated
    Eye Colour - Blue
    Hair Colour - Dark Blonde
    Special Features - left blank (no mention of his glass eye)

    4) Watch worn by Karl Frank
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    Currently working on several KZ related projects, including items for the USHMM and various private concerns and studies. Available as a guide to KZ sites, contact for details.

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    A very "different" exhibit that glass eye! The exhibition though as a whole sounds very interesting Carl, good to see that museums are "sharing" their resources to create a more complete picture of the history involved. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    A true Nazi sadist who received the punishment he deserved. The execution can be found on YouTube.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    A true Nazi sadist who received the punishment he deserved. The execution can be found on YouTube.
    I probably will not watch it Bob, but I to am always happy to see a mass murderer and torturer of not only innocent Jewish citizens, but also many other nations dealt the justice they quite rightly deserved! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    One further image taken at the exhibition, the printing plate used to head letters from the State Minister office.
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    Currently working on several KZ related projects, including items for the USHMM and various private concerns and studies. Available as a guide to KZ sites, contact for details.

    http://www.concentrationcamptours.com/

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    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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    Recently opened thread addressing the new exhibition in Prague mentioned at the start of this thread:

    On The Streets Of The Protectorate - A New Exhibition In Prague
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    Currently working on several KZ related projects, including items for the USHMM and various private concerns and studies. Available as a guide to KZ sites, contact for details.

    http://www.concentrationcamptours.com/

    www.concentrationcampmoney.com/


    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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    What make and model watch is that, I wonder? What did someone with almost unlimited power have for a watch? Interesting. It doesn't look particularly classy or prestigious...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I don't recall the brand name and the image is not the clearest...personally, I know next to nothing about watches whether they be of the period or of the modern time...perhaps it was a family heirloom or even a gift..?..who knows..?
    Currently working on several KZ related projects, including items for the USHMM and various private concerns and studies. Available as a guide to KZ sites, contact for details.

    http://www.concentrationcamptours.com/

    www.concentrationcampmoney.com/


    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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