Heavy Sentences for Berlin Pogromists

Very heavy sentences were imposed on the Hitlerist rioters who took part in the anti-Jewish excesses on Rosh Hashanah, when the trial was concluded at 5 o’clock in the early hours of this morning, after an all-night session.

Twelve have been sent to prison for a year, eight for 15 months, two for 17 months, one for 21 months, and four for 9 months. The others were acquitted owing to lack of sufficient evidence against them.

The President of the Court in announcing the sentences, said that they had been found guilty of a disturbance of the public peace, and of conspiracy against religion.

Last year, when the anti-Jewish rioting occurred in Berlin on the day of the opening of the new Reichstag, to which the Hitlerists had succeeded in returning 107 Deputies, nineteen of the rioters were put on trial the following day before a court of summary jurisdiction, and two were sent to prison for six months and twelve for terms ranging from three weeks to three months, the other five being acquitted.

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