By the way ,I would be very grateful,when you would unofficially inquire about the remark of Reichart, that the ""gentlemen of the anatomy"" could see the execution ,and to report to me personally in due time""
The Chief justice office Stutgart replied to Berlin: ""The remark by Reichart, that the gentlemen of the Anatomy were able to view the execution, is,as the representative of the Board of Directors of the prison assured me, not valid.In the first place,as the Leader of the prison explained to me, the gentlemen in question is just one person,namely the driver of the Anatomy truck, who always comes alone here.Secondly, this driver only comes foreward when the corpse is already in the coffin.This driver did request to be present at an execution in the past, but was refused of course.Moreover,the corridors and hallways of the prison are especially guarded, so that no (unpermitted, unlicensed) person could see anything from a window.I personally do not doubt the validity and truthfullness of the presentation of the situation by the representing official of the Prison Board of Directors.Moreover, the official working on this case, also interviewed the Prison Docter, dr. J, the (official) City physician,who is always present at the executions, about his impressions.Dr J. corroborated the information given by the Prison Board,and used the oppertunity, to express his irritation about the arrogant behaviour of the Scharfrichter Reichart,that was observed by him for a longer period before..
At that point, the dr J. gave a judgement on Reichart, from the point of view of a"" judicial practitioner"' as he expressed it, that I do not want to withold from you.""(could not find the richt word)Someone who forcefully presents himself to other people,vain,a psychopath not without querelant traces,of hardly average intelligence,who needs the execution activity to satisfy his pathological vanity.""
( no love lost between those two .Seems to me a bit exagerrated,but perhaps true.Although somehow, Reichart does not seem to me a person with""hardly average intelligence"" but that also may not be true).
As typical, dr J mentiones the excessively elegant dressing of Reichart,and his enduring loudly given criticism on the installations in Stuttgart,as for example,his exclamation""with the Stuttgart machine, the head does not come down nicely""This expression by a prison physicion that is know to me as being businesslike and relaxed,seems to make it understandable,that Reichart, already from reasons given by his personality,is often confronted with rejection.Further, is is clear ,by the reports of the Prison psysician and the Leader of the institution,that the impressions given by the Scharfrichter of his conflicts with the institution,that this view is again far from the truth.I welcome it therefor, that he is not to present himself here in the immediate future""