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mann’s treasonable activity in the Klaipeda territory, being corced from above by their superiors, fearing to lose their posts, and fearing the entry of the Hitler guard into the Klaipeda territory. The autonomous police and the procurator’s office in the Klaipeda territory had begun to collaborate with a terrorist group in the Klaipeda territory and to conceal the political character of the crimes of that terrorist group.

Although the governor of the Klaipeda territory repeatedly drew the attention of the Chairman of the Directory, Dr. Schreiber, to all this and to the gravity of the position created in the Klaipeda territory, Dr. Schreiber declined to take any steps against the treasonable organizations. He justified his pledges given publicly at the grave of his predecessor Boettcher, on whose dismissal from the chairmanship of the Directory the Hague International Court delivered judgment. At Boettcher’s grave Dr. Schreiber, without awaiting the Hague Court’s decision, declared that the best way of thanking the deceased for his services to the Klaipeda territory was to follow in his footsteps, and he pledged himself to do this.

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