Schroeder, Murderer of Helling, Given Clemency
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Schroeder, Murderer of Helling, Given Clemency

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(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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