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Anti-seimtes and Communists Secretly United, Reveals Hitler’s Attorney


Startling revelations concerning the machinations of Adolph Hitler, the leader of the German Fascisti and the close contact between the Fascisti and the Communists in Germany were made today by Her Schaeffer, the attorney who defended Adolph Hitler at his last trial in Munich.

Schaeffer, who is a member of the Bavarian Diet, made his revelations during a speech in the House. He stated that the putsch staged by Hitler, with the assistance of General Ludendorif had nothing else in view than the personal interests of Mitler and Ludendorff.

Schaeffer also alleged that the Fascisti leaders in Germany are in close touch with the German Communists. He proved this statement by citing a number of facts from the Parliamentary activities of both parties in the Reichstag. Schaeffer astonished the Bavarian Diet by his revelation that many Fascisti battalions consist of Communists.

The nationalistic papers are attacking Schaeffer for revealing secrets of the Fascisti movement acquired through his professional activities. They characterize his action as disloyal.

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