Menu JTA Search

German Official Who Charged City Council with Bias Against Jew Receives Threats

Gerhard Lohmeyer, public prosecutor of the denazification court here, disclosed today that he has received “scores of anonymous threatening letters” since he charged members of the Offenbach City Council with cancelling the nomination of a Jewish physician to a hospital post because of racial bias. He said the letters predicted he “would not die a natural death.”

Karl Hermann, who received a sentence of a year’s imprisonment for setting fire to the Bamberg synagogue in Bavaria in 1938, has been exonerated by a German criminal appeals court, Reuters reported. He was released after serving ten months of his sentence.