Germans Get Five-year Terms for Ordering Destruction of Aachen Synagogue in 1938
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Germans Get Five-year Terms for Ordering Destruction of Aachen Synagogue in 1938

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A German court in Aachen has sentenced Zenner Rot, former police chief of that city, and Eduard Schmeer, one-time Nazi district leader, to five years imprisonment for having ordered the burning down of the Aachen synagogue during the Nov., 1938 pograms. The riots occurred after the assassination of Ernst vom Rath, German diplomat in Paris, by Herschell Grynzpan, a Polish-Jewish youth.

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