Streicher’s Lawyer Refuses to Defend Him Against Charges of Anti-semitism

Dr. Hans Marx, German attorney who will represent Julius Streicher at the trial of the top Nazi leaders which opens here on Nov. 20, today announced that he will not defend Streicher against the charges of anti-Semitism contained in the indictment of the Allied War Crimes Commission.

An editorial in the Frankfurter Roundschau, published by Germans under authorization of the military government, says that the Germans cannot evade responsibility for the Nazi crimes against Jews.

“Jews were among the first victims, and the Jews of Europe were the chief victims,” it states. “The calvary of the Jews was known to every German. ‘I never knew’ is a despicable attempt to lie and play the innocent. Every man and woman knew, and what is more, many profiteered on a large and small scale from the sufferings of the Jews. When the people of Germany talk about culture, they should not forget about anti-Semitism.”

A report from Leipzig says that the synagogue there has been re-opened and regular services are being conducted.

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