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German court sentences neo- Nazi

BONN, Feb. 11 (JTA) — A Berlin court has sentenced a neo-Nazi activist to one year in prison for inciting racial discrimination and circulating anti-Semitic propaganda. The court called 25-year-old Hans-Christian Wendt, a leading member of a right wing group known as The Nationals, a “spiritual arsonist and a leading figure of the neo-Nazi scene in Berlin and Brandenburg.” When Wendt was arrested at his home, police confiscated large quantities of Holocaust denial literature and 50 books containing instructions on how to win support for neo-Nazi ideas. The court labelled the material “a dangerous attempt to justify the mass-killing of the Jews.”