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Reichstag Acts to Lift Immunity of Anti-semite

December 19, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Reichstag, German Federal Parliament, acted upon the recommendation of its parliamentary committee to lift the immunity of Deputy Strasser, member of the anti-Semitic Voelkische Party, against whom many libel suits brought by German Jews are pending.

The Berlin Socialist daily, “Vorwaerts,” commenting on the report that the government contemplates introducing a bill to prohibit members of the Reichstag to assume editorial responsibility for publications, states that, the anti-Semitic press, shielded by the immunity of anti-Semitic deputies, is conducting a continuous campaign of libel against Jewish individuals and firms, causing them untold damage and often ruin. Libel action has been found impossible due to the parliamentary immunity enjoyed by their ostensible editors. Deputy Strasser was the editor in name of nine anti-Semitic papers throughout Germany. Deputy Ley, another anti-Semitic agitator, is editor in name of ten similar publications.

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