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German Judge Ousted for Issuing Anti-jewish Verdicts Under the Nazis

March 29, 1962
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Rioting students yesterday forced the resignation of a Munich judge after a showing of the American film, “Judgment At Nuremberg,” which includes a sequence describing a judge’s anti-Jewish verdicts during the Nazi regime.

The retirement of Judge Herman Marki of Munich was announced by the Ministry of Justice which said that he had taken a vacation and would not return to his post. The Ministry also said that Marki would go on pension under a West German law which permits early retirement of judges who held judicial posts during the Hitler regime.

The students demonstrated in front of a Munich movie theater showing the film, which deals with the allied war crimes. They distributed leaflets in which the sequence in the film had been outlined. Marki was prosecutor on a Nazi tribunal that sentenced to death a Jewish businessman in 1943 for “racial infamy.” The leaflets, which were signed by the German-Israeli Students group at Munich university, asked why the judge was still in office.

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