Court convicts five for burning Anne Frank book

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8 March 2007, Magdeburg, Germany (dpa) - A court in Magdeburg, Germany convicted five men of sedition Thursday for throwing a copy of Anne Frank's Diary in a bonfire last June at a community party organized by neo- Nazis. The men were each handed a suspended sentence of nine months' imprisonment. The court in Magdeburg also convicted the men, aged 24 to 29, of insulting the memory of the dead. Frank was captured by the Nazis and died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Two other defendants were ac

8 March 2007

Magdeburg, Germany (dpa) - A court in Magdeburg, Germany convicted five men of sedition Thursday for throwing a copy of Anne Frank's Diary in a bonfire last June at a community party organized by neo- Nazis.

The men were each handed a suspended sentence of nine months' imprisonment. The court in Magdeburg also convicted the men, aged 24 to 29, of insulting the memory of the dead. Frank was captured by the Nazis and died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.

Two other defendants were acquitted.

DPA

Subject: German news

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