(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Astounding details of how the accusation was brought against Rudolph Haas for the murder of his bookkeeper, Helling, were disclosed in the Magdeburg court today.
The court started proceedings in the libel suit brought by Rudolph Haas, whose case developed into a German Dreyfus affair, against Schroeder, who confessed to having killed Helling but accused the Jew, Haas, of the murder.
In court, Schroeder repeated his confession, giving all the details of how he murdered Helling. “I never knew Mr. Haas, but when the police told me, during the investigation, that I was only the last link in the chain of the murder plot and pressed me to mention the names of my accomplices, I uttered a name which came to me by chance. I said Adolph. The police officials then stated, ‘Rudolph Haas’,” Schroeder testified.
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