GERMANY: People's Court

No sooner had the regimented millions of Berlin (see p. 18) tramped home from Tempelhof Field to soak their tired feet than they had real news to read in their papers. Dissatisfied with the results of the famed Reichstag Fire trial in which all but one of the five defendants were acquitted, the Nazi government announced the establishment of a new "People's Court" to take all cases of high treason from the penal division of the Supreme Court.

Immediately after the Reichstag trial, Nazi papers snorted that Chief Justice Wilhelm Bünger and...

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