Vandals Jailed for Defiling Jewish Graves

Nine Nazi hooligans who desecrated the Jewish cemetery at Paderborn and destroyed fifty-four gravestones on July 6 were today sentenced, three to twelve month terms, and six to four months terms.

The three vandals were captured by the police on July 12, after the desecration had been condemned in the police notice as “an abominable outrage.”

The entire community, including the Nazi party and its press seemed to have recoiled in horror from the crime. The Westfaelische Volksblatt, regional Nazi paper, declared: “The authorities, the Nazi party and the entire population shrink in horror from such a mean action. Everything is being done in official quarters to get at the bottom of these events. The vandals may be sure that they will be severely and ruthlessly punished. Those who disturb the peace of the dead will find themselves confronted by the relentless arm of the government and the contempt of all decent-minded people.”

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