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German Publisher Sentenced for Anti-Jewish Books Lauding Hitler

The West German Supreme Court sentenced an avowed Nazi to two years imprisonment yesterday on charges that he imported, published and distributed books glorifying Hitler, and preaching anti-Semitism.

The publisher, Peter Lenz, who told the court in the course of the trial that he was still fighting for the Nazi cause, was also deprived of civil rights for three years and prohibited from publishing or selling books for five years. The presiding judge, in sentencing the Nazi, said the books glorified the Nazi state, idolized Hitler and consistently insulted the Jews.