Foreign News: Mother Dimitroff

Humbly in Berlin last week an old woman from Bulgaria approached a glassily polite official of the Ministry of Interior.

"But your Supreme Court acquitted my son!" she quavered. "Why don't you let my Georgi out of jail?"

Georgi Dimitroff was the sensation of the Reichstag Fire Trial (TIME, Sept. 25, et seq.). With fiery Bulgar wit he conducted his own defense, taunted Prussian Premier General Hermann Wilhelm Göring into a jittering rage and finally forced State Prosecutor Werner to ask his acquittal.

"Your son if he were released might make propaganda against us,"...

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