Hilde Benjamin (née Lange, 5 February 1902 – 18 April 1989) was an East German judge and Minister of Justice. She is best known for presiding over a series of political show trials in the 1950s. She is particularly known as responsible for the politically motivated persecution of Erna Dorn and Ernst Jennrich. Hilde Benjamin was widely compared to the Nazi-era judge Roland Freisler and referred to as the "Red Freisler." In his 1994 inauguration speech German President Roman Herzog referenced Benjamin's status as a symbol of injustice, noting that her name was incompatible with the German constitution and the rule of law.

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  • Hilde Benjamin, geb. Lange (* 5. Februar 1902 in Bernburg; † 18. April 1989 in Ost-Berlin), war eine deutsche Rechtsanwältin und nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in der DDR Justizministerin und Vorsitzende Richterin in einer Reihe von politischen Schauprozessen während des Kalten Krieges in den 1950er Jahren. (de)
  • Hilde Benjamin, née Hilde Lange le 5 février 1902 à Bernbourg et décédée le 18 avril 1989 à Berlin est une magistrate et femme politique est-allemande. Elle est ministre de la Justice de 1953 à 1967. (fr)
  • Hilde Benjamin (née Lange, 5 February 1902 – 18 April 1989) was an East German judge and Minister of Justice. She is best known for presiding over a series of political show trials in the 1950s. She is particularly known as responsible for the politically motivated persecution of Erna Dorn and Ernst Jennrich. Hilde Benjamin was widely compared to the Nazi-era judge Roland Freisler and referred to as the "Red Freisler." In his 1994 inauguration speech German President Roman Herzog referenced Benjamin's status as a symbol of injustice, noting that her name was incompatible with the German constitution and the rule of law. (en)
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  • Hilde Benjamin, geb. Lange (* 5. Februar 1902 in Bernburg; † 18. April 1989 in Ost-Berlin), war eine deutsche Rechtsanwältin und nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in der DDR Justizministerin und Vorsitzende Richterin in einer Reihe von politischen Schauprozessen während des Kalten Krieges in den 1950er Jahren. (de)
  • Hilde Benjamin, née Hilde Lange le 5 février 1902 à Bernbourg et décédée le 18 avril 1989 à Berlin est une magistrate et femme politique est-allemande. Elle est ministre de la Justice de 1953 à 1967. (fr)
  • Hilde Benjamin (née Lange, 5 February 1902 – 18 April 1989) was an East German judge and Minister of Justice. She is best known for presiding over a series of political show trials in the 1950s. She is particularly known as responsible for the politically motivated persecution of Erna Dorn and Ernst Jennrich. Hilde Benjamin was widely compared to the Nazi-era judge Roland Freisler and referred to as the "Red Freisler." In his 1994 inauguration speech German President Roman Herzog referenced Benjamin's status as a symbol of injustice, noting that her name was incompatible with the German constitution and the rule of law. (en)
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