The Deluded Judge: His Memoirs changed everything.

Philanthony
The History Inquiry
5 min readNov 26, 2023

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Paul Schreber (commons.wikipedia.org; public domain)

The Man

Daniel Paul Schreber was a remarkable man. Born in Saxony in 1842, highly educated and very intelligent, he trained as a lawyer and was made a judge in the High Court at Dresden, North Germany, by the time he was 25 years old. In 1884 he sought election to the Reichstag but was unsuccessful. The pressures he experienced resulted in a breakdown over the next year or so…

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