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Robert Servatius

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Robert Servatius (31 October 1894 – 7 August 1983) was a German lawyer, prominent in his profession in Cologne, and especially known for his defense of Nazi war criminals, including Adolf Eichmann. Life Servatius was born in Cologne on 31 October 1894 to a family of industrialists and farmers. He graduated from the Friedrich-Wilhelm high school, and served as an artillery officer in World War I. From 1918 to 1922, he studied law at the University of Marburg, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the University of Bonn. He completed a legal clerkship, passed the staatsexamen in law, and received a doctorate of law from the University of Bonn in 1925. He then worked as a lawyer in Cologne, specializing in tax and business law. During World War II, he returned to military service as an officer, rising to the rank of Major. He was never a member of the Nazi Party, and was never connected with any of its crimes. He served as a crimina
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