Cuba Imposes Severe Punishment Upon Nazi Leader for Anti-jewish Propaganda
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Cuba Imposes Severe Punishment Upon Nazi Leader for Anti-jewish Propaganda

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The first action against anti-Semitic propaganda ever taken by a court in Cuba was announced here today when Franz Thol, local Nazi leader, was sentenced to six months imprisonment and deportation after having served his term.

Thol was charged with conducting anti-Jewish agitation among the Cuban population. Six other members of the Nazi Bund in Cuba were acquitted due to lack of evidence. In issuing the verdict against Thol, the Court applied the law existing in Cuba against Negro discrimination, pointing out that anti-Jewish racial propaganda is as harmful to the country as the racial propaganda against Negroes.

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