GERMANY: Herr Doktor

"I cannot listen endlessly to your talk of Jewish rites," said Judge Josef Mulzer, onetime Nazi, in the Bavarian State Court. The man before the court last April, under indictment for fraud and embezzlement, was Philipp Auerbach, f ormer head of the Jewish restitution office in Bavaria. The defense was protesting the court's decision to begin Auerbach's trial at Passover. It was like that throughout, a trial that stirred old enmities and tense feelings in Germany. It was the first big trial of a Jew before a German court since the war.

After the Nazis seized his father's business...

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