Peter Sinclair's father was an eminent lawyer in Munich. His clients numbered members of the Royal Wittelsbach family. Yet when on a day in 1933 he went to Police HQ to intercede on behalf of a client he was treated worse than any criminal.
...When my father was shown into a room at the Police HQ, he was set upon and severely beaten up by a troop of these S.A. Nazi 'policemen'. He had several teeth knocked out and received a perforated ear-drum. He was then force marched through the streets of Munich, barefoot, bleeding and with his trouser legs cut-off at the knees. This procession was flanked by two lines of armed, brown-shirted and jack-booted S.A. Nazi escorts. He was made to carry a board around his neck with the words: 'Ich bin Jude aber ich will mich nie mehr bei der Polizei beschweren' [I am a Jew but I will never again complain to the Police]...
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