Attorney’s account of Weimar schooling

In the time following that, it became apparent that the accused took any difficult life events very hard, such as schoolwork and tests, etc. She would become very depressed beforehand, extraordinarily excited, and convulsive.

Remarkably the director of the Home Economics Girls Scholl in Weimar advised the father of the accused in 1938 that he should not put too much pressure on the girl to take the Abitur. In his opinion, the mental difficulty of that examination would be too much for the child. Not only was she gifted almost exclusively in music [Note 1], but also her ambition to get everything right could harm the child.

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Note 1: That is, not in schoolwork.

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Source: April 7, 1943 petition from Karl Götz to People’s Court

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