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Bavarian Legislature Provides Severe Penalties for Desecration of Cemeteries

The Bavarian provincial legislature today adopted a measure providing severe penalties for persons apprehended desecrating cemeteries. The bill, introduced by Social Democratic deputies, also holds the local municipal administration responsible for the care of Jewish cemeteries where the Jewish community no longer exists.

A Munich court today sentenced to prison a female German guard convicted of having mistreated Jewish women inmates of the Oswiecim concentration camp. The woman, Philomena Mussgueller, was sentenced to four and one-half years’ imprisonment and loss of her civil rights.