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5 Who Accused Poliakoff of Treachery Stand Trial for Robbery

April 11, 1937
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Five German anti-Nazi emigres went on trial in the Correctional Court here today, the Havas News Agency reported, on robbery charges arising from a controversy over the alleged sale of the Paris Tageblatt last year to Nazi interests.

The robbery was stated to have occurred last June 11 when the offices of the anti-Nazi paper were stripped of address lists, supplies and other documents. The next day a new emigre paper, The Pariser Tageszeitung, appeared.

The defendants were members of the Tageblatt staff at the time when Vladimir Poliakoff, the owner, replaced Georg Bernhard as editor with Richard Lewinsohn. Accusing Poliakoff of having relations with the German Embassy, the staff resigned to found the new paper.

(An impartial committee of notables recently exonerated Poliakoff of the charge he had sold out to the Nazis.)

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