In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag.
My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort.
A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.
On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.
Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German Law were not members of the Party.
An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this.
My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary.
Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration.
The SS, as such, behaved no more criminally than any other social groups would behave when taking part in political events.