The Administration Of Justice In National Socialist Germany
Dr. Franz Gürtner
Reich Minister of Justice
It is sometimes said, even by critics usually endeavouring to be objective in their judgments, that National Socialism has abolished law in Germany and has substituted arbitrariness in its place. Those who hold that view must be completely ignorant of the principles maintained by National Socialism and of the conditions actually existing in Germany. The new German State is based upon the axiom that law is one of the main pillars supporting the solidarity of the nation and the political structure representing it. More than that, a conception of law deeply rooted in the nation’s life and recognised as binding by every citizen is the foundation of the country’s entire civilisation.