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German Worker Sentenced to Month in Jail for Anti-jewish Utterance

October 5, 1956
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A local jury court has sentenced a 24-year-old German machinist to a month in jail for public insult, because he had turned to a Jewish businessman in a restaurant and, without provocation, snapped: “You, too, are one of those whom Hitler forgot to burn!”

Such a statement, said the judge, is “an abomination for which there can be no excuse.” A most unprecedented sequel to the affair, however, was the action of the trade union plant council at the factory where the machinist worked. After the trial, the council chairman approached the Jewish businessman and informed him that the colleagues of the sentenced machinist would henceforth refuse to work with him.

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