Nazi leader's son warns Germany could return to Hitler-style authoritarianism if economy tanks

'Germany could return to authoritarianism if economic conditions worsen', says Nazi leader's son

Hans Frank was a governor-general

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The son of one of Adolf Hitler's most trusted colleagues has warned that Germany could slip back into Nazi-style authoritarianism if economic conditions in the country worsen.

Niklas Frank, whose father Hans was the governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland in World War Two, told BBC Hardtalk: "As long as our economy is great, and as long as we make money everything is very democratic."

But he warned, rather cryptically: "If we have five to 10 years' heavy economic problems the swamp is [becomes] a lake, and is a sea, and will swallow again, everything."

During the interview Niklas Frank also revealed that he despises his father for crimes he committed whilst he was a leader in Poland.

The governor general was executed in 1946 after being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Niklas Frank currently travels around Germany to give talks on the Nazi legacy and his father.