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Grynszpan Plea to Quit Prison for Army Rejected by French Court

The French courts today rejected a plea by Herschel Grynszpan, young assassin of a German Embassy secretary, that he be released from prison for the duration of the war so that he could join the Polish Legion, the United Press reported.

Grynszpan had promised that he would return and face trial at the end of the war. The trial cannot be held until the war is over since the complainant is a German, the father of the slain diplomat, Ernst vom Rath, the U.P. said.

The court also rejected a plea by Grynszpan’s uncle, Abraham, for a parole so that he could join the Foreign Legion. It affirmed a six-month sentence imposed on him for harboring his nephew after the assassination.