The Case of Corporal Wilhelm Schuster

Sunday, December 13, 1942

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Dramatic recreation of the trial of Corporal Wilhelm Schuster, charged with high treason. Schuster served under General von Reichenau, he carried secret dispatches from von Reichenau to Heinrich Himmler, which apparently showed Himmler and the SS were trying to take over the army. These dispatches were intercepted by a soldier under Field Marshall von Bock.

Testimony of Nurse Turner, who cared for Schuster while he was in hospital. Schuster fears von Reichenau will have him killed over his failure to deliver the dispatches. Nurse Turner aided Schuster in his desertion of the German Army.

Incomplete. Ends Abruptly.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69648
Municipal archives id: LT780


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This Office of War Information-produced radio docudrama series (1942-1943) describes the activities of the Axis powers.


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