Im Todeshaus: Oberregierungsrat Paul Vacano, Leiter der by Joseph Dolezal

By Joseph Dolezal

Der Enkel eines Juristen aus der Weimarer Republik stößt darauf, dass sein Großvater in der Zeit der NS-Diktatur Leiter der berüchtigten Strafanstalt und Hinrichtungsstätte Plötzensee in Berlin battle. Er macht sich auf eine aufwändige Spurensuche, die ins Bundesarchiv führt. An Hand der Original-Personalakte aus dem Reichsministerium der Justiz zeichnet er nach, wie der Großvater mit Hilfe der Anstaltsgeistlichen durch hinhaltenden, gleichwohl formal korrekten Widerstand versuchte, das Los der vielen zum Tode Verurteilten von Plötzensee zu mildern - und schließlich daran zerbrach.

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