Tags: Hans Litten

Taken at Midnight

In Germany 1931, Hans Litten, one of the most celebrated lawyers in Berlin, is fighting back against the growing Nazi movement by representing opponents of the Nazis at important political trials. When Litten subpoenas Adolf Hitler to appear as a witness in a murder trial involving a group of SS men, it rattles Hitler so much that he doesn’t forget. Two years later, on the night of the Reichstag fire, Litten is arrested, held without trial, tortured, and threatened as “an enemy of human society.” As Litten disappears into the Nazi system, his mother, at great personal risk, fights to secure his release.