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Lawyers at Hague to Sift Reichstag Fire Evidence As Accused Tried at Leipzig

While the five communists accused of setting fire to the Reichstag building in Berlin are being tried in Leipzig some time late this summer, a parallel trial will be organized at The Hague, in which lawyers from nine countries will take part, it was learned today. Clarence Darrow, famous American lawyer, will be one of counsel, it was stated.

The lawyers and judges will hear more than 25 witnesses and compare evidence at the same time that the trial is taking place in Leipzig. Evidence at The Hague will be supplied by witnesses who will not be in danger of being terrorized by the Nazis.

Jewish journalists expelled from Germany, led by Otto Katz, will compile evidence for the guidance of the lawyers.