Franz von Papen

Nuremberg Trials: IQ

The IQ results of the main defendants of the Nuremberg trials.

Die IQ- Ergebnisse der Hauptangeklagten der Nürnberger Prozesse.


It’s very interesting that 20 of the 21 tested main defendants of the Nuremberg trials are above average, even highly intelligence. None of these men had below average intelligence. Except for Julius Streicher. Hjalmar Schacht had the same IQ like Richard Nixon and is considered a genius


Source/Quelle: Gustave M. Gilbert: Nürnberger Tagebuch – Gespräche der Angeklagten mit dem Gerichtspsychologen; Fischer Verlag 

fact #46

The Free State of Prussia was the largest state of the Weimar Republic and one of the last ones with a democratic government. Therefore, it was standing in the way of chancellor Franz von Papen’s plans for a nationalist government. He wanted Prussia to be ruled by a centre-right coalition. Consequently, Papen dismissed the Prussian cabinet on July 20 1932, de facto dissolving Prussia. This is known as the “Preußenschlag” (Prussian Coup).

IQ Of the Nazi leaders tried in Nuremberg, really curious

The Rorschach test was administered to the defendants, along with the Thematic Apperception Test and a German adaptation of the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Test  All were above average intelligence, several considerably.

  Name  I.Q.


Dönitz, Karl 138

Frank, Hans 130

Frick, Wilhelm 124

Fritzsche, Hans 130

Funk, Walther 124

Göring, Hermann 138


Hess, Rudolf 120

Jodl, Alfred 127

Kaltenbrunner, Ernst 113

Keitel, Wilhelm 129

Neurath, Konstantin von 125

Papen, Franz von 134

Raeder, Erich 134

Ribbentrop, Joachim von 129

Rosenberg, Alfred 127

Sauckel, Fritz 118

Schacht, Hjalmar 143

Schirach, Baldur von 130

Seyss-Inquart, Arthur 141

Speer, Albert 128

Streicher, Julius 106

Germany was not a democracy at the time it carried out its genocide and mass murder, and aggression. Nor was Hitler elected…. He lost badly the two national elections in which he ran. He was appointed. In the 1932 presidential election, Hindenburg got over 18,700,000 votes to Hitler’s 11,300,000, but Hindenburg missed having an absolute majority of the votes as required by law. In a second election held a month later, Hindenburg then got over 19,400,000 votes to Hitler’s 13,400.000. With much behind the scenes maneuvering, especially by Franz von Papen who had just resigned as chancellor, Hitler was appointed the chancellor as head of a coalition in which the Nazis held only 3 of 11 seats.
—  Rudolph Rummel