Munich (Mar. 22)
Eight years confinement in a fortress is the sentence demanded by the public prosecutor for Adolph Hitler, leader of the anti-Semitic party in Barvaria, on trial here for high treason in connection with the Hitler-Ludendorff putsch. Two years of similar confinement is asked for Ludendorff for his complicity, and sentences of from six to one and a half years for the other defendants. The Court is expected to hand down the sentences today.
The trial of these conspirators has aroused tremendous interest. The putsch which ended merely in the arrest of the ringleaders had a violent anti-Semitic background. During the trial, instead of making a defense of the charges against them, Ludendorff and Hitler repeatedly tried to justify their action by denouncing the Jews, claiming that the Elders of Zion were responsible for the defeat of Germany, and stating that it was their patriotic feeling for the Vaterland that made it their duty to suppress the Jews.