ernment in the election which will be held on November 12.
Due to his lengthy imprisonment, Dr. Marx was apparently unaware that Jews will not be permitted to vote altogether.
In his summing-up speech the prosecutor had demanded sentences of thirty-one months imprisonment for Dr. Marx and a thirty-months sentence for Herr Muerdel.
The trial, which attracted a great deal of attention, grew out of an attempt by Nazi officials to link the Central Union with Communist activity. Failing to establish any such connection, a charge of bribery was placed against Dr. Marx and Herr Muerdel was accused of accepting bribes.
Both men stoutly denied the charges and insisted that their collaboration was strictly legal. The trial turned into a searching inquiry into the activities of the Central Union on the theory that any activities against the Nazis previous to their coming into power were treasonable.
Incidentally, the trial revealed that immediately after the Nazis assumed power, the Prussian Premier, General Goering, had agreed to allow the Central Union to continue its activities against anti-Semitism in Germany.