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Spread Mann Letter, 4 Berlin Jews Get Jail Terms

FOUR BERLIN JEWS WERE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR TERMS OF FIVE TO NINE MONTHS FOR CIRCULATING COPIES OF A LETTER WRITTEN BY THOMAS MANN, EXILED GERMAN WRITER, A DISPATCH TO THE NEW YORK HERALD-TRIBUNE REPORTED TODAY.

THE NINE-MONTH SENTENCE WAS IMPOSED ON HEINZ SCHINDLER-SALINGER, 23, WHO CLIPPED THE LETTER FROM A NEWSPAPER IN A CAFE AND TOOK IT HOME TO TYPE COPIES. CURT SAIDEMANN, 40, WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS, AND JULIUS WOHLGEMUT, 63, AND LOUIS HAMMERSTEIN, 44, TO FIVE MONTHS.

THE LETTER PRESUMABLY WAS THE ONE MANN WROTE TO THE DEAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BONN IN ANSWER TO A NOTICE THAT HIS HONORARY DEGREE FROM BONN HAD BEEN REVOKED.

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