Jacob G. Hornberger pointedly asks: Who Were the Patriots and Traitors in Nazi Germany? and how this question bears a striking relevance to events unfolding in contemporary America.
Here is the real National Socialist Judge Roland Friesler in action during the “trials” of those accused of participation in the July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler. He was State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice and President of the People’s Court (Volksgerichtshof), which was set up outside constitutional authority. This special kangaroo court handled political actions against Hitler’s dictatorial regime by conducting a series of show trials such as that of the aforementioned defendants as well as Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst. After viewing this brief YouTube clip, you can marvel at how accurately he was portrayed in the film, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.12:38 pm on June 12, 2013 Email Charles Burris