How Hitler Became Germany’s “Supreme Judge”

Sentence in 1942 assault case led Hitler to unilateral power over judges

Hitler during his April 26, 1942, Reichstag speech (Source: Bundesarchiv)

GGerman shipyard worker Ewald Schlitt probably didn’t know an article about his March 1942 assault conviction appeared in a newspaper in Berlin, some 275 miles away. His misfortune was that Adolf Hitler read the article.

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com