Five convicted of burning Anne Frank's diary

By BERLIN
March 8, 2007 22:27

 
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A court in eastern Germany on Thursday sentenced five men to fines and nine months' probation for burning a copy of the diary of Holocaust victim Anne Frank during a solstice ceremony that glorified Nazi rule. Two defendants were acquitted, while those convicted were given fines ranging from € 1,300 to € 2,220 for inciting hatred. Prosecutors said the defendants, aged 24 to 29, took part in the solstice ceremony June 24 in front of some 60 people in the town of Pretzien in the Saxony-Anhalt region. The verdict comes amid concerns among mainstream politicians and Jewish leaders that not enough is being done to combat far-right groups, including violent neo-Nazis, in eastern Germany. Far-right parties sit in three eastern state parliaments.

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