11 Naras Sentenced to Jail Terms for Riot Slaying

Four Naras, members of the anti-Semitic National Radical Party, were today sentenced to five and one-half years imprisonment each for the murder of Jechezkiel Delman, a Jew, in a riot in Powonski section of Warsaw, in June, 1934.

Six other Naras were sentenced to two years each, and one was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary, for their share in the riot. Eleven other Naras were acquitted for lack of evidence.

Delman’s family will be paid one zloty, less than twenty cents, moral damages by the prisoners. Delman’s mother sued for this amount, in order to be able to bring out the political character of the Nara riots. The court, however, ruled that the trial must be strictly non-political and did not allow Lawyer Surewucz, attorney for Delman’s mother, to proceed with his speech.

All except the first four convicted Naras were released on bail today pending an appeal.

Delman was murdered in a riot instigated by the Naras in the Warsaw suburb on Friday night, June 8, 1934. The Naras marched through the Powonski section, demolishing Jewish shops and homes. Delman, 35, was seriously wounded and later died in the Jewish hospital. The terror-stricken Jews fled to the center of Warsaw, and did not return to their homes until the authorities assured them of police protection.

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