Praha (Apr. 29)
A number of Nazi leaders in Czechoslovakia were sentenced today to varying terms of imprisonment for organizing a boycott movement against Jewish lawyers and doctors.
Dr. Friedrich Chvatel, a Nazi lawyer, leader of the movement, received the highest sentence of two months in jail. Several others were given shorter sentences.
During the trial it was revealed that Dr. Chvatel was in direct contact with Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi minister of Propaganda. Dr. Chvatel urged Dr. Goebbels to broadcast over the radio an appeal from Germany to all Germans residing abroad that they boycott the Jews in whichever country they live.
The Academic Senate of the German University in Praha transmitted a memorandum signed by all its members and by the rector, Prof. Grosser, to all members of the government, repudiating the charges made against the university in many newspapers here that it has become a nest of anti-Semitic swastika racialism.
“Systematic agitation,” the memorandum says, “has been carried on for some time against the German University and its professors and students, which has now culminated in an openly proclaimed boycott of the German clinics by some of the Praha sick funds. The principal objection leveled against the university is that it has adopted swastika ideas.
“In the medical faculty of the German University, there are now at work forty-two professors, sixteen of whom are non-’Aryans,’”