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Trial of Neo-nazis in New York Enters Second Week; Eight Involved

Eight members of the neo-Nazi National Renaissance Party contended today that a Bronx court is “trying to create a situation where the law will be against anti-Semitism,” as their trial for alleged conspiracy and incitement to riot went into its second week today.

The eight, including one Jew, Ian Lehr, and headed by their acknowledged “fuehrer, James H. Madole, were arrested last July when they allegedly tried to turn a Bronx demonstration concerned with Negro discriminations into an anti-Semitic rally.

Police said their truck contained hate literature as well as loaded pistols, arrows and a tear-gas pencil. They are on trial before New York State Supreme Court Justice Irwin D. Davidson, in the Bronx. The claim that the court is trying to outlaw anti-Semitism, coupled with an assertion that “this will never be so,” was made outside the court room by one of the eight defendants.

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