Hitler's first victims : the quest for justice
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Statement of ResponsibilityTimothy W. Ryback.
Creators & ContributorsRyback, Timothy W.
SummaryBefore Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp became a site of Nazi genocide, it was a state detention center for political prisoners, subject to police authority and due process. The camp began its irrevocable transformation from one to the other following the execution of four Jewish detainees in the spring of 1933. Timothy W. Ryback's ... historical narrative focuses on those first victims of the Holocaust and the investigation that followed, as [German prosecutor Josef] Hartinger sought to expose these earliest cases of state-condoned atrocity--Dust jacket flap.
ContentsPrelude to justice -- Innocent. Crimes of the spring ; Late afternoon news ; Wintersberger ; Witness to atrocity -- ... Until proven ... . The state of Bavaria ; Rumors from the Würm Mill Woods ; The utility of atrocity ; Steinbrenner unleashed ; The Gumbel report ; Law and disorder ; A realm unto itself ; Evidence of evil -- Guilty. Presidential powers ; Death sentence ; Good faith agreements ; Rules of law ; Epilogue : the Hartinger conviction -- Appendix. The Hartinger registers.
Physical Description 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 22 cm
PublisherNew York : Alfred A. Knopf
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)