Crossing Hitler : the man who put the Nazis on the witness stand / Benjamin Carter Hett.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008Description: x, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780195369885 (alk. paper); 0195369882 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Litten, Hans, 1903-1938 | Lawyers -- Germany -- Biography | Anti-Nazi movement -- Biography | Criminal justice, Administration of -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Political participation -- Moral and ethical aspects -- GermanyDDC classification: 943.086092 | B LOC classification: DD247.L58 | H47 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -339) and index.
Prologue: Summoning Hitler -- The Litten Court -- The black mob -- The grizzly, the camel, and the seal-bear -- You must change your life -- Litten & Barbasch -- May day -- The witness -- Political soldiers -- The Eden Dance Palace -- "Murder storm 33" -- Roll commandos -- The oath -- A snag with Hitler -- Verdicts -- The double edge of the deed -- Bülow Square -- Richard Street -- They know what they do -- Underground influences -- Felseneck -- "A dangerous irritant in the administration of justice" -- Expelled -- Threats -- The Reichstag burns -- Sonnenburg -- "Coordination" -- Spandau -- Diels's list -- "I must burden you with my suicide" -- Means of escape -- Madonna in the Rose Bower -- Long knives -- The führer's clemency -- Thoughts are free -- The Jew block -- Isolation -- Passion -- News -- Epilogue: "Only where there are graves are there resurrections" -- Appendix: Hans Litten's cross-examination of Adolf Hitler, May 8, 1931.
During a 1931 trial of four Nazi stormtroopers, known as the Eden Dance Palace trial, Hans Litten grilled Hitler in a brilliant and merciless three-hour cross-examination, forcing him into multiple contradictions and evasions and finally reducing him to helpless and humiliating rage (the transcription of Hitler's full testimony is included.) At the time, Hitler was still trying to prove his embrace of legal methods, and distancing himself from his stormtroopers. The courageous Litten revealed his true intentions, and in the process, posed a real threat to Nazi ambition. When the Nazis seized power two years after the trial, friends and family urged Litten to flee the country. This the first full-length biography of Litten, the book also explores the turbulent years of the Weimar Republic and the terror of Nazi rule in Germany after 1933. --Publisher.