Trials: Toward the Gas Chamber

Throughout the long days of the trial, George Broomis had listened at tentively to both sides. An openly emotional man, he tried his best to control himself, but at times found it impossible. "I'm a sentimental person," says Broomis, "and every time the tears came to my eyes I tried to stop them. Day after day, sitting there with him sitting in the chair in front of me, it was terrible. I tried not to look at him and I tried not to look at his mother, but they were always there."

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