Berne (May. 10)
With the verdict on the “Protocols” trial now expected on Monday, the Nazi lawyer, Herr Ruef, made two unsuccessful attempts in court today to have the case adjourned.
The first effort was made by Herr Ruef when he entered a motion to postpone the trial in order to summon more witnesses. This motion was rejected by the presiding judge.
The Nazi lawyer then attempted to have the case postponed on the charge of perjury against a number of witnesses. The court announced, however, that these perjury charges, including the charge against Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the ex-president of the World Zionist Organization, have long since been thrown out of court by the investigating judge.
DEMAND NAZIS PAY COSTS
A demand that all Swiss Nazis now on trial for spreading the notorious anti-Semitic “Protocols” be given full punishment in accordance with the existing Swiss laws, and that they also be made to pay the costs of the trial, was voiced today in court by Dr. Georg Brunschvieg, one of the attorneys for the Federation of Jewish Communities in Switzerland, the plaintiff.
“The ‘Elders of Zion’ exist, not among the Jews but among the Nazis,” Dr. Brunschvieg said in summing up the case. “They have their seat in Erfurt, Germany, from where a fight is being carried on in accordance with the ‘Protocols’ not only against the Jews but against the entire civilized world.”
Dr. Brunschvieg also demanded that the court order the confiscation of the “Protocols” all over Switzerland.
BAUMGARTNER IN REBUTTAL
Today’s session opened with the speech of Dr. Arthur Baumgartner, the pro-Jewish expert, who was given a limited time for rebuttal.
“There is no question left that the ‘Protocols’ are a forgery and plagiarism,” the expert said. “Any-