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Clemency Recommended by Court in Germany for Murderer of Two Jews

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Alois Klein, a German merchant of Neuhofwald, Upper Silena, was sentenced to death by the court of Oppein for the murder of two Jewish merchants, David Kirschbaum and Max Regen in 1921.

The defendant, pleading guilty, offered the explanation that he killed the two Jewish coal merchants because he believed they were in sympathy with Poland in the dispute over the Upper Silesin territory. Two other persons who were implicated in the murder believed likewise, he declared. The others as well as he, belong to the German Self-defense body formed in Upper Silesia against the Polish invasion.

The court recommended clemency for the condemned man.