Berlin (Jun. 16)
Archduke Leopold of Koburg will be prosecuted for robbery and criminal assault against two Jewish families in the village Autenhausen if the authorities place faith in the statements of one Goetze, who has just been released from prison. Goetze claims that he voluntarily shouldered the guilt for crimes committed by the Archduke. The Archduke, together with a group of Hitler’s followers, in 1923, during the Hitler coup in Munich, attacked and robbed two Jewish families of valuables, inflicting almost fatal injuries on the members of the families. Goetze now insists upon a new trial, stating he was in a position to prove with documents and witnesses that he was prevailed upon to take the blame for the crimes of the Archduke in order to prevent the royal house from being exposed to the indignity of a court trial.