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The Berne Trial

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The postponement of the “Protocols” trial in Berne for another month will probably be considered a victory by the Nazis in their manoeuvres to avoid an immediate verdict in the case. The Jews, however, have patience. The case is so clear that they can afford to wait another month before the verdict is issued.

The next expert whom the Nazis are inviting from Erfurt could not tell the court more than the other German “experts.” By demanding postponement of the trial under the pretext of inviting a new expert, the Nazis were manipulating just to win time.

This breathing spell has now been given them. The court wisely ruled that the Nazi expert from Erfurt should not only be admitted to court but that a month’s time be given him to prepare his arguments.

Naturally, the Jews would have been glad to have the case of the “Protocols” settled at once. It is neither pleasant nor practical from a Jewish viewpoint to have this trial repeated. It seems, however, that the Nazis wish to drag the case along; firstly, because they are afraid of a verdict and, secondly, because the procrastination presents a good opportunity for Nazi propaganda.

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