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Polish Court Jails Catholic Editor for Hitler Insult

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The determination of the Polish Government to crush open manifestations of anti-Nazi sentiment, whether instigated by Jews or Catholics, was again evidenced today when a district court at Rybnik sentenced Arthur Trunkhardt, editor of the Catholic publication Voelkszeitung, to ten months imprisonment for insulting Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler.

Both Trunkhardt and the public prosecutor are appealing.

Recently in Warsaw, Nahum Halberstadt, Jewish chemist who allegedly insulted Hitler by returning unopened a letter from a chemical firm in Germany, on the back of which he referred to the Nazi regime as a “mob of gangsters,” was sentenced to serve eight months in jail. The case is being appealed.

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