Friedrich - "The Hearing (1933)" Summary & Analysis

Hans Peter Richter
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"The Hearing (1933)" Summary

After studying the Resch v. Schneider lawsuit, the Judge tells Resch's attorney he sees no legal ground for evicting the Schneiders. The lawyer begins a speech about the rights every German has enjoyed since Roman times, but is told to stick to current statutes and be quick. The narrator has never been in court before, but he and his mother have come to support Frau Schneider. Friedrich's eyes show fear. Resch has been a Nazi for a year, the lawyer explains, and having a Jewish tenant violates the Nazi ideology. He demands the Schneider be ordered to vacate and pay legal costs. Schneider firmly demands the case be dismissed, because he has lived in the apartment ten years with no problems. Resch complains party and business friends will not enter his house, because Jews live there, and cites articles...

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