GERMANY: Civic Death

Wound up to such a pitch that even the medieval headsman's ax, reintroduced by Nazis, has begun to seem tame. German Justice, the official organ of Minister of Justice Dr. Franz Gürtner, called last week for a harsher German punishment to be known as "living death."

As propounded by Judge Görtz in this learned organ of German jurisprudence, "the penalty of Living Death should entail impossibility of making wills, exercising of paternal or civil rights, deprivation of nationality, impossibility of engaging in any commercial activity and complete social ostracism, the sentence to be...

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