Foreign News: Dumb Tool?

Still on their horseshoe bench the six red-robed judges of Germany's Supreme Court heard more evidence last week against the five men accused of firing Berlin's Reichstag building (TIME, March 26, et seq.). Center of interest was still the dull-witted Dutch arson boy, Marinus van der Lubbe (only defendant to be kept manacled and in prison garb in the court room). Chief pain to the prosecution was still the pugnacious Bulgarian Communist Leader George Dimitroff.

The week's big moment came when presiding Judge Wilhelm Bünger introduced the written confession of Defendant van der Lubbe made just after the Reichstag fire, led him...

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