Jewish Merchant Jailed for “slur” on Nazi Troop Leaders
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Jewish Merchant Jailed for “slur” on Nazi Troop Leaders

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The special court in Frankfort-on-the Main has sentenced a Limburg Jewish business man to six months’ imprisonment on a charge of having stated Nazi storm troop leaders bought goods from him.

Denying the charge, the defendant said his remarks were limited to pointing out that Economics Minister Schacht opposed the anti-Jewish boycott.

The President of the Court ruled that prohibition of an economic boycott did not apply to the limited circle of people who were duty-bound not to buy from Jews.

Taking into consideration that the defendant was in a state of agitation when he made his alleged statement and that he had confessed making a similar statement, the court said it would consider the six months the defendant had spent in detention and reduce the sentence accordingly.

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