In November 1930 brown-shirted storm troopers of Hitler's SA break into the Communist Eden Palace club,killing several members. Jewish lawyer Hans Litten prosecutes them and,at the suggestion of his boss Rudolf Olden,agrees to sub-poena Hitler,who had supposedly renounced violence yet who clearly supported the SA, to discredit him as a popular figure. Against the advice of his assistant Margot Furst Hans prepares his case,even involving Stennes, a rival Nazi to Hitler. At the trial Hans,the practised lawyer,runs rings round Hitler,who is frequently unable to answer his questions. The Brown Shirts are convicted but it is a Pyrrhic victory for two years later Hitler will become chancellor,Hans will be arrested and he will die in Dachau concentration camp.
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[During the lunchtime break in court, a Jewish soldier has accosted Hitler and proved that he was just as patriotic as ethnic Germans when fighting in the First World War. This incenses Hitler and in private he rails against Jews as he is preparing to go back into court to face Litten's questions
"Good day to you." You too, you foul disease-ridden sewer-rat. This city's no better than Jew-riddled Vienna. It's crawling with them. Who let them breed like this? Who let them fasten onto...