7,000 marks
Refers to Deutsche Marks, the official currency of Germany until the adoption of the Euro in 2002; this figure would be several thousand pounds.
Amorbach
A town in the Miltenberg district of Lower Franconia in Bavaria.
Bahnhofstrasse
‘Station Road’ in German.
Bergstrasse
'Mountain Road' in German; a scenic road on the western edge of the Odenwald and Baden-Württemberg.
Blumenstrasse
‘Flower Road’ in German.
Cheval
French for ‘horse’.
Chimera
A thought or belief that is fanciful or delusional, rather than true.
Clemency
Another term for ‘pardon’, i.e. the formal forgiveness of a crime in the eyes of the law and the ending of any sentence that may currently apply.
Commandant
The individual in charge of a concentration camp.
Congregation
A gathering of people, most often used to describe a group of people attending church.
Conspiracy thereto
A legal term describing an agreement between two or more parties to deprive a third party of their rights, legal or otherwise.
Cyrillic
A form of alphabet originating in 9th Century Bulgaria and used in both Slavic and non-Slavic languages including Russian.
Deposition
A witness testimony which is given out-of-court.
Eppelheim
A city in northern Baden-Württemberg which borders the boroughs of Heidelberg.
Equus
Latin for ‘horse’.
Forsythia
A shrub with bright yellow flowers.
Frau
The German term for either 'Mrs' or 'Ms', similar to 'Madame' in French. It can also mean 'wife'.
Haüsserstrasse
‘Haüsser Road’, as in a name, in German.
Heiligenberg
A municipality and village in the Bodensee district of Baden-Württemberg.
Hermannstadt
Known as Sibiu in Romanian, it is a major city in Transylvania, Romania.
Indictment
Official and formal legal accusation towards a person or group that they have committed a crime.
Jurisprudence
The philosophy of law
Kindergarten
Pre-school for young children; translated from German it means ‘children’s garden’.
Kirchheim
One of several municipalities or districts of Baden-Württemberg.
Molkenkur
The original site of Heidelberg castle.
Neuenheimer Feld
An area in Heidelberg, largely taken up by student accommodation and research facilities for the University.
Non sequitur
Latin for ‘it does not follow’; in language, describes a comment that makes no sense in relation to the one that has just preceded it.
Nusslock
A municipality in Baden-Württemberg, six miles south of Heidelberg.
Pedagogy
The study or art of being a teacher.
Rigor mortis
Describes the temporary stiffness of a corpse shortly after death due to a chemical change in the muscles.
Saxon precedents
Term to describe customs and practices of law originating from Anglo-Saxon times (c. 5th Century AD)
Schwetzingen
A German town six miles southwest from Heidelberg.
Skat
A very popular trick-taking German card game, originally devised in the 19th Century.
SS
The Schutzstaffel; Hitler’s huge security force used during the Third Reich.
Waffen-SS
The combat arm of the SS under the Third Reich.
Wehrmacht
The combined armed forces in Germany under the Third Reich.
Wilhelmsplatz
‘Williams Place’ in German.