The Socialist Show Trial of Trial Hermann Flügmeister von Anstädt for the execution of his good friend Klaus Ferencz-Pareczenethy: A West German Expressionist Play

Söest Studio, Bonn, 1972

Häär Bötendaddy: JaWohl 👍 mengen Güteres Damen und Häären. Wilkommen alles auf mengen Théâtre. Heute Abend haben wir ein Stück in drei Akten. Es zeigt, wie sich der Mensch, wenn er keinen Sozialismus hat, der Sirene des Nationalsozialismus zuwendet und zum Träger der existentiellen Angst wird, die im Dienst des gesichtslosen Staates zum Mörder wird. Übersetzer-Dolmetscher?

(Wearing bow tie and tails, bows 🙇 low, waives top hat 🎩)

High Commissioner of Justice: Tell your story, Citizen of how you strayed from Socialist principles and adopted the fascist ethos!

Prisoner: My name is Hermann Flügmeister von Anstädt, I was born in the German Empire in 1897 in Nürnberg Kingdom of Bayern.

Konzentrationslager Nummer 37 in der Nähe von Breslau, 1944

I was assigned to Concentration Camp Number 37. I was too old for the Wehrmacht. Older Germans were assigned based on certain characteristics. I was a crack shot based on my service in the Great War. I was also a hunter. My job was to be on the firing squad and perform executions.

To be continued






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