Meet “The People’s Court”
Berlin, Germany-Just outside the beautiful and spectacular Sony Center Shopping mall here there is a simple sidewalk brass marker. It is a reminder of terrible time in history when total judicial tyranny was practiced under National Socialism 1933-1945. Murder under color of law was the mission of the Chief Justice, Roland Frisler.
Frisler served in the WWI German Military where he was wounded and captured by Russians. While in captivity, Frisler embraced Marxism turning his back on his homeland. He joined the Communist party upon release but once again switched his allegiance joining the burgeoning Nazi Party. Frisler proved to be quite a social climber.
Frisler was a lawyer and was later appointed by Adolph Hitler as the People’s Court President. It has been said that he Frisler constantly proving himself as a super Nazi to counter those who questioned his changing loyalties.
Frisler was ruthless and merciless as he sent over 5,000 German men, women and teenagers to the guillotine or gallows for even the most minor acts of resistance. Evidence presented before the court was often simple hearsay. The People’s Court court acquitted only a scant few before it.
Frisler was also one of Hitler’s Judges that made sure everything done by the Nazi government was legal. He was also chosen as one of 15 high ranking Nazis that promulgated the Holocaust at the Wansee Conference during a two-hour luncheon.
Frisler escaped the hangman when he was killed during an Allied bombing raid on February 3, 1945 successfully targeted the People’s Court building. Rather than take refuge in a bomb shelter Frisler was busy safeguarding case files of those he was trying to murder.
Americans have a strong Constitution that contains a Bill of Rights. Frisler's spirit is alive today and exists in every courtroom of the world where judges refuse or fail to protect the rights of those unfortunate enough to appear before them. We must make doubly sure that as our judges that lose sight of their duty to protect citizen’s rights are brought to book and harshly punished for any and all tyrannical acts.
This Brass Marker translated into English reads:
“On this site 1935-1945 was the entrance to the People’s Court.
In violation of fundamental principles of constitutional justice, they condemned more than five thousand people to death. Freedom was taken from even a higher number that were targeted for persecution and extermination of all opposed to the Nazi regime.”
Learn more about Roland Frisler in this video: