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German Publisher Fined for Distributing Anti-semitic Literature

Karl-Heinz Heubaum, one of the most active anti-Semitic publicists in postwar Germany and publisher of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” forgery, was fined $40 by a local German court for having continued to distribute anti-Semitic and subversive pamphlets that had been banned by the public prosecutor in December 1954.

Earlier this year Heubaum, who also published the neo-Nazi magazines “Der Widerhall” and “Das Deutsche Echo,” was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for “libelling members of the Federal Government in a manner prejudicial to the existence of the state.”

It was learned during the trial that 27-year-old Heubaum, whose appeal against the jail sentence is pending, has now dissolved his publishing house and returned to his original trade as a carpenter. The court made no attempt to ascertain who had inspired and financed Heubaum’s publishing ventures.