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Two Philadelphia Boys Sentenced to Imprisonment for Using “hitler Tactics”

Two 19-year-old boys were sentenced to three months to three years in prison as ringleaders of an anti-Semitic gang who, shouting “we give you the same treatment as Hitler would give the Jews,” invaded a Jewish store, demolished its merchandise and injured the owner, Philip Bain.

In issuing the sentence, Judge Edwin O. Lewis condemned the “Hitler tactics” of the boys. “I want you and every other person to understand that the use of Hitler tactics on storekeepers because of their religious beliefs will not be tolerated in this country,” he said.