Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

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What role did the courts play in the demise of Germany's first democracy and Hitler's rise to power? Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage challenges the orthodox interpretation of Weimar political justice. Henning Grunwald argues that an exclusive focus on reactionary judges and a preoccupation with number-crunching verdicts has obscured precisely that aspect of trials most fascinating to contemporary observers: their drama. Drawing on untapped sources and material previously inaccessible in English, Grunwald shows how an ...

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Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials
2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199609048

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