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Bavaria to Prosecute German Rightist for Incitement to Anti-semitism

For the first time in four years, the Baarian state law against inciting to race hatred was applied here this week-end with the initiation of criminal proceedings against H. Meissner, national chairman of the right-wing “Deutscher Bloc.”

Meissner distributed a brochure, during the recent trial of ex-Buchenwald camp guard Martin Sommer, which was anti-Semitic in content. In his pamphlet, Meissner also attacked prosecution witnesses who had testified against Sommer. The Bavarian law against dissemination of race-hate material was last invoked in 1954 against two Ukrainian immigrants who were convicted of distributing anti-Semitic material.