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Author Drápal, Jakub,
Title Poslušen zákonů své země a svého stavu. English
Defending Nazis in postwar Czechoslovakia : the life of K. Resler, defence counsel ex officio of K.H. Frank / Jakub Drápal ; translated by Anna Barton.
Imprint [Prague] : Charles University Karolinum Press, 2018.
Edition First English edition.

Author Drápal, Jakub,
Subject Resler, Kamill, 1893-1961.
Frank, Karl Hermann, 1898-1946 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Lawyers -- Czech Republic -- Biography.
War crime trials -- Czech Republic.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Edition First English edition.
Note Originally published in Czech in 2014.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, July 11, 2018).
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Foreword; Introduction: The final hours before the execution; Photographs of Frank's family; 1. The First Republic; Defence of Antonín Kiesewetter in a treason case; Childhood and education; As a soldier; JUDr. Kamill Resler's legal practice; The Sokol's reaction to Resler's defence of Kiesewetter; In the Sokol; Codex mejdanensis; Clubs and associations; Legal practice during the First Republic (1918-1938); Resler's other clients; Defence of doctor Arnošt Dvořák; Defence of Bedřich Kalda vs. the Czechoslovak state.
The case of the Mánes artistic association2. After Munich; Salute the Flag! and other wartime books; In politics; Resler's family; Role in the Bar Association; Protection of Jews during the war; 3. During the War: 1939-1945; Resler's "protectorate fun"; Wartime conditions and the resistance; František Bidlo and his Zderaz sketches; Court cases and disputes during the war; Defence of those on death row; František Beran; Irena Bernášková; Anna Doušová; Gisela Goldschraisátová; Josef Hojný; František Korda; Adolf Plachý; Ladislav Rašín; Jana Tuhá; Resler's stories of a colleague in Berlin.
Ordinary disputesAfter the war; The attempt to convict traitors; 4. The Karl Hermann Frank case; The ex officio appointment; Representation before the special courts; The events of the trial; The defence and the court proceedings; The closing defence speech; Reasons for conviction and acquittal; The plea for mercy; Financial and emotional consequences of the defence; Frank's opinion of his defence; The significance of Resler's defence and reactions to it; The media's attitude to the trial, and Resler's later talks on the trial; Visiting President Beneš; Resler's intention to publish a book.
5. 1946-1948: Entering the twilightDefence of Richard Bienert; The National Court; Defence of Jiří Stříbrný; Cases before and after the renewal of the Extraordinary People's Courts; Kelemen Alexander; Prof. Miloslav Hýsek; Zlatko Bilian; Hugo Sonnenschein-Sonka; Marta Bidlová; Karel Královec; František Valach; Key events of 1946 and 1947 and Resler's everyday work; Zikmund Stein; One insignificant case; The end of Resler's career as a barrister; 6. Artist and atists' lawyer to the end; Work for the Neumann family; Copyright disputes; Stanislav Kostka Neumann; Franz Kafka.
Resler's literary activityArticles; Biographies; As a translator and publisher; New Year cards; His own library; Karel Dyrynk's magical experience in Kamill Resler's library; Encounters with the regime; Employment and Resler's financial situation; Kamill Resler's death and will; Afterword; References; Index of names.
ISBN 9788024637310 (electronic bk.)
8024637316 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1034725880

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