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Roland Freisler (1893–1945)

Roland Freisler rose from small-town lawyer to chief judge, prosecutor and jury at the Nazi Ministry of Justice, where he oversaw thousands of trials of opponents--both real and imagined--of the Nazi regime. A soldier in the German army during World War I, Freisler was captured by the Russians and interned in Russia, where he embraced Communism and... See full bio »


(age 51) in Berlin, Germany

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 1944 Prozess 20. Juli 1944 vor dem Volksgerichtshof (Documentary)
Himself - Judge
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 2011 Geheimnisse des 'Dritten Reichs' (TV Series documentary)
- Rommel - Mythos und Wahrheit (2011) ... Himself
 2010 Hitler's Bodyguard (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2008 Die Widerständigen. Zeugen der Weißen Rose (Documentary)
 2006 Heil Hitler, das Schwein ist tot! - Humor unterm Hakenkreuz (TV Movie documentary)
Himself, Nazi lawyer and judge
 2005 Hitler's War (Video)
 1998 Hitler's Generals (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Roland Freisler - Der Hinrichter (1998) ... Himself
 1988 Eye of the Dictator (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1977 Hitler: A career (Documentary)
 1974 The World at War (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Bomb Plot Judge
- Inside the Reich: Germany - 1940-1944 (1974) ... Himself - Bomb Plot Judge (uncredited)

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He was buried in his wife's family's burial plot in Berlin-Dahlem in an unmarked grave. There were virtually no mourners at his funeral. See more »

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