Gisela Friedrichsen: The Trial . Penguin (Hardcover, Current Affairs)

The Trial

The state vs. Beate Zschäpe and others

Original Title: Der Prozess

Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60018-3
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: June 10, 2019
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Gisela  Friedrichsen - The Trial


Legal failure or master stroke? The trial against Beate Zschäpe

In scarcely any other trial have the possibilities and limitations of jurisdiction been as deeply explored as in the trial against Beate Zschäpe and her co-defendants. Gisela Friedrichsen, Germany's most famous crime reporter, shows here in her brilliant analysis why this trial, which took five years and was the first after 1945 with the task of clarifying a racist motivated murder series, was so important for Federal German jurisdiction. She vividly describes those involved and their strategies, from the sphinx-like main defendant through the unusual team of defence lawyers and the dubious activities of the lawyers representing the joint plaintiffs and to the presiding judge who remained in control throughout. Unlike many critics, who saw a judicial failure, she comes to the conclusion that the justice system has passed the test.


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