German Mayor Sentenced to Imprisonment; Others Doomed for Crimes Against Jews

Richard Haenel, former mayor of Ansbach during the Nazi regime, and Gestapo leader August Reutelshofer, were sentenced by a Nuremberg court to nine and two months imprisonment respectively, it was announced here today. The two were charged with instigating the notorious anti-Semitic riots of November, 1938, in Ansbach, and of robbing and burning the local synagogue. Twelve other defendants who participated in the pogrom were acquitted.

A U.S. Army spokesman revealed yesterday that two German civilians — Rudolph Gabler, 21, and Ferdinand Lechner, 25 — were executed by a U.S. firing squad for murduring a displaced Jew traveling by rail from Munich to Garmisch. The Jew was said to have bean preoccupied with his prayers at the tine of the attack, which occurred last week.

In Regensburg, Ludwig Maenner, former police inspector, was sentenced this week to four years at hard labor for participating in the November, 1938, anti-Jewish riots, In Hamburg, Emma Marie Zimmer, formerly in charge of the women’s section of a concentration camp, and Gestapo guard Ida Schreiter, were sentenced to death for sending Jewish internees to the gas chambers and crematoria in Poland during the war.

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