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German Youth Sentenced for Smearing Swastikas on Jewish Tombstones

December 23, 1965
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Reinhard Woitzik, the 20-year-old Jobless dental technician who admitted smearings of 23 tombstones and monuments in the Bamberg Jewish cemetery last summer, began today a term of 18 to 42 months in the Juvenile Detention Center. The youth, who said in his trial yesterday that he was ashamed of his acts, was found guilty of desecrating the cemetery.

Woitzik said he had developed a hatred of Jews after spending his childhood in post war refugee camps and seeing his father, a onetime member of Hitler’s SS Elite Guard, arrested in 1961 on suspicion of war crimes.

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