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3 Ex-employes of Paris Emigre Paper Fined for Theft

April 18, 1937
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The Correctional Court today fined three former employes of the Pariser Tageblatt, German emigre newspaper alleged to have been sold to Nazi interests last summer, from 50 to 100 francs each for the confessed theft of the paper’s circulation lists on the eve of starting a rival publication, the Pariser Tageszeitung.

Those fined were Fritz Wolf, 100 francs, and Kurt Caro and Arthur Graves, 50 francs each. They had pleaded guilty with the explanation they took the lists to prevent the names of German refugees from falling into Nazi hands.

The trial, which opened last Friday, was the first of several court actions arising from charges by the former employes, including Dr. Georg Bernhard, the editor, that the paper had been sold to Nazi interests by Vladimir Poliakoff, its publisher. Poliakoff, cleared of the charges by a committee of notables, brought robbery charges and instituted a libel action which is scheduled for trial shortly.

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