Berlin (Sep. 30)
The trial of Count Helldorf, the Berlin Commandant of the Hitlerist storm troops, his chief of staff, Ernst, and the Commander of the Berlin Steelhelm, Brandt, is expected to be opened next Friday, October 9th., it is stated here.
Meanwhile, they have been transferred from police custody to the custody of the court. This more stringent measure has been rendered necessary by the growing suspicion that Count Helldorf actually participated in the pogrom.
The Hitlerist Party, it is reported, intends to expel Count Helldorf, following revelations that have been made that he was a notorious gamester, gambling away his estates, and that after he went bankrupt he was living by begging from his Jewish friends.