The district court of Frankfurt: a new beginning between the supported walls

The way of the Frankfurt judiciary in democracy is closely linked with the life story of Leo Graf Lanckoroński. Eight years after the national socialist Regime

The district court of Frankfurt: a new beginning between the supported walls

The way of the Frankfurt judiciary in democracy is closely linked with the life story of Leo Graf Lanckoroński. Eight years after the national socialist Regime forced the judge of the time, had to retire because he was married to a woman from a Jewish family, recalled the American military administration the now sixty-one years – this time to the top of the court.

Helmut Swan

head of the Regional section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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The doctor of a lawyer Lanckoroński, who came from a noble Silesian magnate family, was a versatile educated, because of his publications are highly respected and unencumbered by the Nazi dictatorship. Even as a young judge, he had written a book about "Beautiful money of the Old world" and "uncharted territory in the border area of numismatics and art enter history," as it was called in 1963, in the section "Frankfurt faces" of this newspaper.

The forced break as a lawyer, he used to devote himself to other areas of interest. It Works on the "myth of the Hellenes", and a monograph on the "Roman portrait" followed. His Transfers of Italian sonnets from the Renaissance have gained importance, according to the portrait.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 06:19

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