• Short Summary

    A YOUNG YUGOSLAVIAN-BORN AMERICAN TOLD A COURT IN KARLSRUHE, WEST GERMANY, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) HOW HE CAME TO GERMANY WITH A SECRET PLAN TO RE-ESTABLISH NAZI RULE.

  • Description

    A YOUNG YUGOSLAVIAN-BORN AMERICAN TOLD A COURT IN KARLSRUHE, WEST GERMANY, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) HOW HE CAME TO GERMANY WITH A SECRET PLAN TO RE-ESTABLISH NAZI RULE. TELEPHONE ENGINEER REINHOLD RUPPE, 24, OF NEW YORK, WENT ON TRIAL CHARGED WITH HELPING TO FORM A SECRET ORGANISATION AIMED AT REVIVING NAZI RULE, AND COMMITTING PUNISHABLE OFFENCES.

    RUPPE, BORN IN YUGOSLAVIA OF AUSTRIAN PARENTS, AND GERMAN STONEMASON ERICH LINDNER, 34, ARE JOINTLY ACCUSED OF A SERIES OF OFFENCES, INCLUDING PLOTTING TO MURDER DR. FRITZ BAUER, THE FRANKFURT PROSECUTOR MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR NAZI WAR CRIMES TRIALS. THE TWO ARE ALSO CHARGED WITH PLANNING TO BLOW UP THE LUDWIGSBURG CENTRAL OFFICE FOR INVESTIGATION OF NAZI CRIMES AND PLANNING TO DESTROY ITS RECORDS TO PREVENT FURTHER TRIALS.

    AT YESTERDAY'S HEARING, RUPPE SMILED FREQUENTLY AS THE JUDGE POURED SCORN ON HIS ACCOUNTS OF ALLEGED JEWISH-INSPIRED ANTI-GERMAN HATE IN NEW YORK, AND A PLAN ALLEGEDLY DEVISED BY RUPPE AND OTHERS TO FORM A NAZI CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO RULE GERMANY.

    RUPPE TOLD THE COURT HE HAD NO PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS TO POWER. "MY ONLY AIM WAS TO HAVE SOME INFLUENCE - NOT TO RULE. WE WANTED GERMANY TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT IN WORLD AFFAIRS".

    THE TRIAL CONTINUES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7XC3J28KCOARZQSLPZ02Q8ITM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XC3J28KCOARZQSLPZ02Q8ITM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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