Max Alsberg

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Max Alsberg (16 October 1877 in Bonn – 11 September 1933 in Samedan) was a famous criminal lawyer of the Weimar Republic.

Alsberg worked primarily as a criminal defense lawyer; he defended Karl Helfferich in 1920 and Carl von Ossietzky in 1931. He also wrote plays (Voruntersuchung in 1927, and Konflikt). His best known contribution to legal science is the handbook Der Beweisantrag im Strafprozess.

Max Alsberg committed suicide by gunshot on 11 September 1933.[1]


  1. ^ Stephen Youngkin, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre