Polish Court Treats Pogromists Mildly

The trial of 42 Poles, accused of participation in the anti-Jewish pogrom which occurred in the village of Lutetow on July 1923, took place today in the District Court of Kalisch. 100 witnesses were called to testify, among them the police and police officials who put down the pogrom. Seven of the accused were absent from the trial.

The State prosecutor demanded severe punishment for nineteen of the defendants. The Counsel for the defendants took occasion during the trial to accuse the Polish Jews of being enemies of the Polish state, and demanded that the accused be acquitted. The Court treated the defendants mildly, giving one a six months sentence, another a four months sentence, seventeen two month sentences and acquitting fourteen.

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