GERMANY: Trial of a Trial

The cupola and the great central hall of Berlin's Reichstag Building were gutted by a mysterious fire last winter (TIME, March 6). Ostensibly to fix the blame the Nazi Government scheduled for this week a great trial before the German Supreme Court at Leipzig of five men charged with arson and high treason. Supposed to have thrown the brand was one Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutchman whom the Nazis call a Communist. The other four prisoners were Ernst Torgler, a German Communist leader, and three Bulgarian Communists. But last week in...

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