Nazis Stalling for Time at Trial in Berne
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Nazis Stalling for Time at Trial in Berne

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one believing in the truth of the all reason and plunge into a mental abyss.”

The pro-Jewish lawyer, Dr. Brunschvieg, in summing up the case, reviewed the methods which the Nazis pursue in distributing the notorious “Protocols” for anti-Jewish propaganda and the harmful effect which the teaching of these “Protocols” in the German schools has on the pupils there.


Dr. Brunschvieg declared that the suit is more a matter of honor to Swiss Jewry. The bringing of this case to court was not intended against any State or any political party, he emphasized. Nevertheless, a certain State and a certain political party utilized the case for a general offensive against the Jews of the world, he pointed out.

Dr. Brunschvieg also reviewed the analyses given in court by the three experts. He emphasized that Dr. Baumgartner, the pro-Jewish expert, is a non-Jew. He also pointed out the impartiality of Dr. Loosli, the court’s expert, who branded the “Protocols” a forgery and obscene literature. He termed Col. Fleischauer, the Nazi “expert”, a professional anti-Semite. He quoted passages from the Talmud to prove the falsity of the alleged translations of the same passages given by Col. Fleishchauer in court.

The Saturday session of the court will be devoted to the speech of Dr. Matti, another lawyer for the plaintiffs, who will prove that dissemination of the “Protocols” is a violation of the Swiss law against obscene literature. Dr. Ruef. the Nazi lawyer, will then take the stand in behalf of the Nazi defendants.

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