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Anti-semitic Agitator Arrested at First Christian Front Meeting in N.Y. Since 1941

The first Christian Front meeting to be held here since 1941 ended last night in the arrest of Homer Maertz, notorious Chicago anti-Semite, who was distributing a pamphlet entitled “Jewish Ritual Murder.” The charge against Maertz was that he was “distributing false, malicious, vicious, inflammatory literature calculated to cause a breach of the peace.”

Isadore Ginsberg, the complainant, was also arrested when a friend of Maertz filed a disorderly conduct charge against him. The charge arose out of several outbreaks which occurred during the meeting between adherents of Maertz and indignant passers-by.

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