Gumble's Revelation Book

- THE MIRROR 33 / 1981 -

When 1966, the Jewish pacifist Emil Julius Gumbel, died in exile in the United States, German newspapers were silent. Because Gumbel still attached the blemish to being a "traitor to the country"? For some time the Heidelberger "publishing house the wonder horn" reminded of the left moralist and Tucholsky friend, who taught mathematics in the first German republic, translated the writings Bertrand Russells, twice withdrew from the SPD and, even before the Nazis auszubigerten 1933, At the instigation of the antisemitic student body 1932 already lost its Heidelberg professorship. Under the title "Four Years of Political Murder", "Das Wunderhorn" reopened an 1922 revelatory research, which, as Arnold Zweig wrote in the "Weltbühne", "shines into the blood cellar of the German reaction", the author Landesverratsverfahren and a "memorandum of the Reich Minister of Justice" (incorporated in the new edition), in which his charges almost always had to be confirmed. But Gumble's book does not just name the murderers; the dual morality of the German judiciary also comes to the picture: "354 political murders from the right; Overall Stage: 90 Years, 2 Months Incarceration, 730 M. Fine and 1 Lifelong Detention "; against it: "22 murders from the left; Overall Stage: 10 Shootings, 248 Years, 9 Months Incarceration, 3 Lifelong Penalty Prison. "

Source: THE MIRROR 33 / 1981