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French Butcher Sentenced to Small Fine for Torturing Jewish Boy

The Amiens Court of Appeals rejected yesterday a demand that a case of anti-Semitic violence by a Saint Quentin butcher against a six-year-old for which the butcher was fined $15, be dealt with by the criminal rather than the police court.

The butcher had called Henri Jacoubat a “dirty Jew” and a “dirty Polack” and locked him in his refrigerator after smearing the boy with blood. The fine was imposed by the Saint Quentin police court. Attorneys for the family considered the punishment inadequate and appealed for re-trial in the criminal court which would have involved much stiffer penalties. A civil suit brought by the family against the butcher will be heard June 7.