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Accomplice in Assassination of Theodor Lessing Sentenced to 18 Years Imprisonment

Karl Eckert, an accomplice in the murder of Theodor Lessing, Jewish philosopher who escaped from Nazi Germany to Czechoslovakia and who was assassinated in 1933 by Nazis at Marienbad, was sentenced yesterday to 18 years imprisonment by a Czechoslovak court.

Lessing was shot while resisting the Nazis who were sent by the Gestapo from Berlin to Czechoslovakia to kidnap him and return him to Germany. Eckert collaborated with the Gestapo agents and helped them to escape to Germany.