Interesting parallels in Germany – part six

4 04 2010

In this instalment of our Parallels in Germany series, I thought that I would provide a copy of a description that was sent of me, of how the Nazi judiciary welcomed the German Law on Legal Advice ( which is the topic of this series of posts, just in case you’ve lost track ), in December of 1935:

“We, the German legal profession, owe our deepest gratitude to the Führer and Chancellor for the law pertaining to legal advice which will prevent the abuse of the legal advice system: this body of legislation, impossible in a liberal Marxist State, could only flourish in the firm soil of nationalism and professionalism. This law has been some years in preparation on the part of the Association of German National Socialist Lawyers. Inasmuch as Jewish lawyers are still practising, they owe this to the Führer and have to prove themselves worthy of his generosity. The professional state examination leads to a selection procedure which, rather than being based on sometimes haphazard grades, should provide proof of the correct national socialist attitude to life and to legal thinking.”
(Raeke, co-author of the Legal Advice Legislation, publ. in the Juristische Wochenschrift 1933 page 1844 quoted by Egon Schneider in the MDR 30 Jg issue 1/1976 p.1).

My ‘informant’ adds:

This does not suggest that it was going to a Democratic law, as maintained by the present German Ministry of Justice. They were not going to use the law to challenge their dearly beloved Fuhrer

Keep in mind that this law, or at least what remains of it, is still in place in Germany. Reform is needed.




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