Judge Destroys Anti-nazi Plaque

Disciplinary proceedings were initiated Friday against a West Berlin judge who destroyed a plaque commemorating draft resisters during the Nizi era who died for their beliefs.

Egbert Weiss last week ruined a plaque dedicated to the victims of the Reichskriegsgericht, a special Nazi court that sent to their deaths some 500 youths who refused to be drafted to military service.

The Judge apparently was upset because many of the victims were “simply deserters.”

The plaque was dedicated recently in a Berlin court in which Weiss presides. The building had been used as a Nazi court that handed down verdicts against conscientious objectors.

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