Berlin (Sep. 19)
Georg Gewer, an engineer, who is chief of the Guard of the Berlin Hitlerist staff, told the court to-day that he, with Ernst, the chief of staff, and Count Helldorff, the Berlin Commandant, drove in their motor car through the Kurfuerstendamm at the time of the disturbances, to discuss matters with their Hitlerist comrades, but only in order to obtain information.
Count Helldorff, he said, was approached by a major of police who ordered him to call off the Hitlerist storm troops who were attacking Jews in the streets, but Count Helldorff replied: The demonstrators are not National Socialists but unemployed. Count Helldorf, Ernst and he (Gewer) were afterwards taken to the police station, he added, but they were soon released.
The new spapers are angry to-day with the police for letting Count Helldorff leave the police station so that he has now been able to escape from Berlin, when they had evidence against him that he was the leader of the anti-Jewish attack, witnesses having seen him use his riding crop as a signal to the storm troops in directing their attack against the Jews.
Evidence was also given to-day against Wilhelm Brandt, an engineer, 31 years of age, who is the chief of the third detachment of the Young Steel Helm, and who was seen driving around in his motor car, urging members of the Young Steel Helm to join in the outbreak.
It is an everlasting disgrace to the Steel Helm, which has the President of the Republic, Field Marshal von Hindenburg, among its honorary members, that its members have taken part in a pogrom, the newspapers write.