Berlin (Dec. 26)
A Wiesbaden court sentenced Ludwig Frohweim, Jewish butcher of Hocheim, to imprisonment for two months, and fined his father, Salomon, 600 marks for slaughtering animals in the manner prescribed by Jewish dietary laws. In pronouncing sentence last Saturday the court declared that the punishment was imposed “for putting an alien law, namely the Talmud, above the German law.”
Soon after the Nazi regime came into power, a law against “shechita” was passed. The excuse used was that the Jewish way of killing animals was cruel. The German Jewish leaders appealed to Jews everywhere in Germany to obey the law, and at the same time made representations to the Nazi government to have the law modified. But the Nazi authorities refused to modify the law, and announced that violations of the law would be strictly punished.