Thuringian Government Will Accept Ruling of High Court Banning Anti-semitic Prayers

The National Socialists of Thuringia meeting in convention here decided that they would abide by the decision of the German Supreme Court which on Friday declared unconstitutional and prohibited the anti-Semitic school prayers recently introduced into the schools of Thuringia by Dr. Wilhelm Frick. This decision came as a surprise in view of a statement issued yesterday by Dr. Frick in which he indicated that he had no intention of eliminating those sections of the prayers which the Supreme Court had found offensive.

While saying that Dr. Frick’s interviews in the press were not offensive to the Jews, the Thuringian premier, Dr. Baum, speaking in behalf of his entire cabinet, officially declared that Thuringia would bow to the decision of the Court.

In the meantime the Socialist members of the Prussian parliament have raised the question of lenient penalties imposed on National Socialists found guilty of terroristic activities. The Socialists argue that the leniency of the courts in dealing with the National Socialists creates the feeling that citizens are unprotected against attacks.

The Prussian Socialists pointed out that in a number of towns the National Socialists when found guilty of attacks on other citizens had been let off with ridiculously easy sentences. The Socialists demanded that the National Socialists be treated the same as any other persons found guilty of similar offenses.

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