- Franz von [frahnts fuh n] /frɑnts fən/, 1879–1969, German diplomat, statesman, and soldier.
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If the purge was intended simply to expunge the opposition, then Papen should have been the first to go.
Yet it was Papen, after all, who spoke out against Nazi excesses in a public forum, to the fervent cheers of his audience.
- Franz von (frants fɔn). 1879–1969, German statesman; chancellor (1932) and vice chancellor (1933–34) under Hitler, whom he was instrumental in bringing to power
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