Schechita Charge Brings Jail Terms

Sigfried Stern, Jewish butcher, and his assistant, M. Zoll, were sentenced today to serve two months in prison and to pay heavy fines for having violated the Nazi anti-shechita, law, which forbids the killing of cattle in accordance with Jewish ritual.

The Hamelburg district court, which issued the verdict, also took occasion to denounce the two Jews for having broken the Nazi edict, calling them a menace to Germany.

One of the first acts of the Nazis when they came into power was to prohibit the slaughtering of cattle and fowl according to traditional Jewish custom. An exception was made only for Upper Silesia, which is still under jurisdiction of the League of Nations

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