FREYSLER Roland (Freisler)( Chairman of the People's Tribunal in Berlin)
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Freysler, Roland (Freisler), (1893-1945), Chairman of the People's Tribunal in Berlin from 1942 to 1945, "the judge-hanger". Born October 30, 1893 in Celle in an old farm family. Served as a volunteer during the 1-st World War, 5 years was a prisoner in Russia (Siberia), and even served as a member of the RCP (b). Learn Russian, but has developed intense hatred for communism. Pretending fanatical Bolshevik Freysler managed to escape and in 1920 returned to Germany. Studied at the Faculty of Law, University of Jena, since 1923 led the practice in Kassel. After serving in the city government of socialist orientation, he in 1925 joined the Nazis and their associated entire life. In 1932 was elected to the Prussian Landtag from the National Socialist Party, the next year - a deputy of the Reichstag from the electoral district of Hesse-Nassau. At the same time headed the Ministry of Justice of Prussia. May 29, 1934 he was appointed Secretary of State with special responsibilities for counter-sabotage. January 20, 1940 Vannzeeskoy participated in the conference in Berlin, which discussed the destruction of European Jewry.
From 1942 to 1945 Freysler led the People's Tribunal, the most brutal tribunal in the Third Reich. In this position he was put into practice the experience of Soviet Russia in the elimination of "old Bolsheviks". Astute and self-possessed, he was a merciless judge, sent to the gallows for all, without exception, the defendants. Especially vindictive he was against the leaders of the July 1944 conspiracy. February 3, 1945, presiding at the next trial as traitors, Freysler was killed by a bomb dropped from an American aircraft.