During Papen's absence the Nazified Landtag of Prussia elected Göring as prime minister on 10 April. Papen proceeded to tell me that. S.
He 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 president Paul von 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.