מיר באשולדיקן. גלאבקע - דער טעארעטישער באגדינדער פון דעם יידישן מאסן מארד - "We accuse. Globke - The theoretician of the mass murder of the Jews" - A collection of documents and evidence proving the role of senior Nazi official Hans Globke in the extermination of European Jewry, published ahead of his trial in Germany in 1963. Preface and notes edited by J. Hindes and D. Sfard. Published by Yiddish Book. Warsaw, 1963. Yiddish.
A collection of documents proving Hans Globke's role in the extermination of European Jewry during World War II - a booklet published ahead of Globke's trial in Germany, after he roamed free for about 20 years! Hans Globke [1898-1973], a senior official in the Reich Interior Ministry of the Third Reich. Upon the rise of the Nazis to power in 1933, he assisted in enacting emergency laws that gave Hitler unlimited dictatorial powers. Globke conceived the idea of forcing all Jews in Germany to add the names 'Israel' for men and 'Sarah' for women to their identity cards. Globke helped draft the Nuremberg Laws and set guidelines for the 'Germanization' of the conquered peoples in the occupied territories. He also assisted the fascist government of Slovakia in drafting laws concerning Jews.
Globke was not tried for his actions after the war, and not only that, but he enjoyed prestigious status in post-war Germany. He was appointed Director General of the Federal Chancellery and Head of Personnel - positions he held until 1962. However, in East Germany, Globke was seen as a criminal, and a document compiled there was called: "Globke - The Bureaucrat of Death" exposes Globke's role in Nazi legislation, a document after which the East German Supreme Court sentenced him to life imprisonment. In 1961, during the Eichmann trial in Israel, West German intelligence worked to suppress Globke's ties to Eichmann. As is known, Globke cooperated with Eichmann in locating and registering Austrian Jews and bringing them to extermination. That is why the photograph on the cover of the pamphlet bears Globke's image alongside a photograph of Adolf Eichmann at his trial in Jerusalem. Efforts to bring Globke in for questioning and testimony at the Eichmann trial were unsuccessful.
The booklet before us was published in Warsaw ahead of Globke's trial in July 1963, which took place in the Supreme Court of East Germany under the presidency of Heinrich Topflicz, and was intended to expose through authentic documents his heinous crimes during the war, and his part in driving the wheels of extermination of European Jewry. The findings exposed here leave no room for doubt as to his role in drafting and issuing orders for the extermination of European Jewry. Many documents he signed appear, indicating that Globke took part in drafting the Nuremberg Laws against the Jews, Globke was the man who signed the decree that all Jews in Poland must register their names with the Gestapo after the German invasion of Poland, he conceived the idea of adding the letter J in Jewish passports and Jewish documents, and was also among those who conceived the idea of forcing Jews to wear the yellow badge, in January 1939 it was Globke who signed the decree requiring all rabbis in Austria and the Sudetenland to hand over their birth and marriage records to the local authorities - thus transferring the Jewish lists to Eichmann. According to Eichmann's own testimony at his trial in Jerusalem, Globke initiated the 1941 Berlin conference where the "Final Solution" was fully formulated, in March 1942 he gave the order to exterminate the Jews of Romania while heading the "special mission" delegation sent to Romania , among other things a document signed by him appears in which he suggests that immediately after the Berlin Olympics a list of Jewish-owned companies be published and prohibited from being shopped at, and more.
On July 23, 1963, Globke was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment "for ongoing war crimes committed in cooperation and crimes against humanity partially combined with genocide", but on July 10, 1963, the affair was denounced by the West German government as a show trial. In the wake of public criticism and the sentence imposed on him in East Germany, Globke left his public positions and emigrated to Switzerland. But there too he knew no rest, as that same year, the Canton of Vaud Parliament declared him an unwanted foreigner and revoked his residence permit, but nevertheless he remained there until his death in 1973 after committing "to sever all spatial and future ties with Switzerland".
44  pages. 30 cm. Stains to booklet pages. slight tear at top right of the title page. Moderate condition.