Sentence Imposed on Mrs. Klarsfeld
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Sentence Imposed on Mrs. Klarsfeld

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More than 1000 survivors of Nazi concentration camps together with other Nazi victims demonstrated last evening in front of the West German Embassy to protest the two-month prison sentence imposed on Nazihunter Beate Klarsfeld.

Mrs. Klarsfeld herself was among the demonstrators as well as the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (ICA). President Jean Pierre-Bloch and many Jews and non-Jews who came to manifest their support. A heavy police guard surrounded the Embassy, but no clashes between police and demonstrators occurred.

Mrs. Klarsfeld declared that she intends to continue her fight against unpunished Nazi war criminals. She arrived here from West Germany where a Cologne court had sentenced her to a two month prison term for attempting to abduct former Paris gestapo chief, Kurt Lischka. West German officials granted her permission to return to her Paris home pending the appeal she entered following her sentencing.


Commenting on the sentence, she said it showed “the traditional face of German Justice which judges those who combat Nazis and is accommo-

Mrs. Klarsfeld’s two-month sentence was reduced by the 22 days she served in pre-trial detention and the judge has reportedly intimated that if she gives assurances of good behavior the court might change its mind and suspend the sentence. Should this be the case, then the German-born Mrs. Klarsfeld and her French husband will be able to leave as planned on Monday for Israel where they will spend their vacation living in a kibbutz. Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek invited the couple.

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