Arnold Leese on Trial in London for Seditious Libel Against British Jews

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Arnold Spencer Leese is put on trial in London on charges of seditious libel against British Jews. Leese proposed last year exterminating the Jews with gas chambers in an article in The Fascist, a periodical he publishes for the Imperial Fascist League which he founded. He also accused Jews in another article of engaging in ritual murder.

Arnold Spencer Leese will be convicted and spends six months in prison, but this doesn't put a damper on his anti-Semitic beliefs or activities. In 1947 he will be imprisoned again for helping members of the Waffen SS escape justice.

Leese will be the mentor of John Colin Campbell Jordan, the leading figure in Nazi politics and ideology in post-war Britain.


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