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Schroeder, Murderer of Helling, Given Clemency

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Schroeder, sentenced to death for the murder of the bookkeeper Helling, was granted clemency. His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Schroeder caused a sensation by his accusation of the Jewish merchant of Magdeburg, Rudolph Haas, whom he charged with having murdered Helling, who was Haas’s bookkeeper.

Haas was cleared of the charged in a trial which became the center of controversy between the reactionary and liberal elements in Germany, the case having been termed the “German Dreyfus case.”

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