journal Debate Erich Loest´s "Reichsgericht"
The history of the supreme court of the Reich (Reichsgericht) still
has to be written. Now Erich Loest contributes his literary share. The author,
well known for his books "Völkerschlachtdenkmal" and "Nikolaikirche",
once again mixes fiction and reality in his novel: The story, although being
placed in the present time, contains many internet-supported talks with former
protagonists at the supreme court of the Reich. With this method and
guided by the principle that historical facts are to be observed, Loest especially
treats the early 1930s and the trial against the fire-raiser of the Reichstag.
If only for that Loests reflects the results of the research on the supreme
court of the Reich, the book is worth reading !