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Three Anti-semites Jailed for First Post-war Christian Front Rally; Maertz Gets One Year

Homer Maertz, Chicago anti-Semite, was sentenced to one year in jail today for his part in the first Christian Front street meeting to be held in New York following the end of the war. Ernst Elmhurst, one of the defendants in the Washington sedition trial, and Kurt Mertzig, who was associated with the German Bund, both of whom were arrested at the same time, were sentenced to six months each. The meeting was held on Oct. 6, last year.

Among the evidence offered at their trial last month was a pamphlet entitled “Jewish Ritual Murder,” which had been distributed at the meeting. Judge Henry Curran, who presided, characterized the pamphlet as one of the “most vicious, venomous and bate-inciting I’ve ever seen.” The complainant against Maertz and the other defendants was Isadors Ginsberg, New York State commander of the Jewish War Veterans.