The People’s Court here today imposed the death sentence upon the young nationalist Zwengauer who was tried and found guilty of the murder of Baur, a young student.
The murderer, according to evidence, was a member of a terrorist gang led by Ruge, a notorious anti Semite. At a meeting on February 13, Ruge exhorted the eighty members present to make it their mission to each assassinate at least one prominent German Jew. Baur, it was disclosed during the trial, was for some reason suspected of wavering in his purpose and Zwengauer was ordered by Ruge to execute the student.
Ruge, who was also tried, was acquitted of the murder charge because of lack of evidence, but was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment on the charge of having instigated the murder of Jews.
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