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Crossing Hitler : the man who put the Nazis on the witness stand

Author: Benjamin Carter Hett; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
During a 1931 trial of four Nazi stormtroopers, known as the Eden Dance Palace trial, Hans Litten grilled Hitler in a brilliant and merciless three-hour cross-examination, forcing him into multiple contradictions and evasions and finally reducing him to helpless and humiliating rage (the transcription of Hitler's full testimony is included.) At the time, Hitler was still trying to prove his embrace of legal methods,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Hans Litten; Hans Litten; Hans Litten; Hans Litten
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Carter Hett; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 9780195369885 0195369882
OCLC Number: 191865749
Description: x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Summoning Hitler --
The Litten Court --
The black mob --
The grizzly, the camel, and the seal-bear --
You must change your life --
Litten & Barbasch --
May day --
The witness --
Political soldiers --
The Eden Dance Palace --
"Murder storm 33" --
Roll commandos --
The oath --
A snag with Hitler --
Verdicts --
The double edge of the deed --
Bülow Square --
Richard Street --
They know what they do --
Underground influences --
Felseneck --
"A dangerous irritant in the administration of justice" --
Expelled --
Threats --
The Reichstag burns --
Sonnenburg --
"Coordination" --
Spandau --
Diels's list --
"I must burden you with my suicide" --
Means of escape --
Madonna in the Rose Bower --
Long knives --
The führer's clemency --
Thoughts are free --
The Jew block --
Isolation --
Passion --
News --
Epilogue: "Only where there are graves are there resurrections" --
Appendix: Hans Litten's cross-examination of Adolf Hitler, May 8, 1931.
Responsibility: Benjamin Carter Hett.
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Hans Litten, a courageous German-Jewish lawyer who defended civil rights in the Weimar Republic, was one of the only people to ever cross-examine Hitler on the witness stand, and the only one to  Read more...


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