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“angriff” Editors Get Prison for Libeling Dr. Weiss; Demand Lauscher Removal

Two editors of “Der Angriff,” organ of the Nazi party in Berlin, Krause and Lippert, received sentences of five and three months imprisonment today having been found guilty of libel against Dr. Bernhard Weiss, former vice-president of the Berlin police department.

Two police officers who were witnesses for “Der Angriff” editors and who supplied the Hitler paper with calumnious material were held for trial for perjury.

Dr. Weiss was the target of calumnious attack by the Nazi press because he is a Jew. His own declaration on the witness stand made a deep impression.

“My father, a Jewish merchant, Max Weiss, gave me a life maxim,” he said, “that cleverness and wealth do not matter and that it is only a good name which makes a man. For fifty-two years I have carried an honorable name until it was marred by the Nazi press.”