German Starts Serving Jail Sentence for Anti-jewish Defamation

Hermann Koch, a 48-year-old engineer, recently returned from three years’ emigration to Argentina, is scheduled to begin serving a four-month sentence this week for libel and public defamation of the dead. While intoxicated, Koch had declared in a restaurant that he was “sorry that Hitler was no longer alive because then no Jew would still be living.”

Unknown persons have desecrated the Jewish cemetery in the town of Rheda, the police announced today. The vandals damaged 12 tombstones and defiled several graves.

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