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German Jew Named Prosecutor of City in Lower Saxony; Anti-semitic Judge Dismissed

A German Jew has been named prosecutor of the city of Brunswick, it was announced in the Lower Saxony legislature today by Acting Minister of Justice Dr. Werner Hofmeister. During the course of the discussion in the legislature on the subject, Willhelm Ellinghaus, former Minister of Justice and a deputy, declared that it was very important to the government that anti-Semites should not be named either prosecutors or judges.

The Wuerttemberg-Baden logislature was informed by the provincial Minister of Justice that Stuttgart Judge Hans Kettnacker has been dismissed because of an anti-Semitic statement. Stuttgart Jews protested that in the course of a trial, Judge Kettnacker had said that it was unimportant to him whether the defendant had been a “Nazi gauleiter or unsuccessfully tried three times to gas a rabbi.”