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In the name of the Volk : political justice in Hitler's Germany

Author: H W Koch
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1997, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1934 the Nazis set up a special court to deal with treason against the German state. Between 1934 and 1945 this court - the Volksgerichtshof or People's Court - condemned more than 12,000 civilians to death and sent thousands more to concentration camps. Yet in spite of its blatantly political character, the People's Court was never indicted, either at Nuremberg or in subsequent trials." "This is the first book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Roland Freisler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Koch
ISBN: 1860641741 9781860641749 9718606417412
OCLC Number: 38471175
Description: xv, 325 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The background; a political judiciary; the NSDAP and the law; the National Socialist state and the law; the National Socialist people's court 1934-1939; Roland Freisler as publicist; judiciary in crisis 1939-1942; Freisler as VGH president 1942-1944; conspiracies against Hitler; the trial of the conspirators; the final days of the VGH. Appendix: the structure of the German judiciary.
Responsibility: H.W. Koch.

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The "People's Court", set up by the Nazis, condemned more than 12,000 civilians to death and sent thousands more to concentration camps. Despite this, it was never indicted. This text traces the  Read more...

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