Budapest (Jan. 6)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The Horthy regime of Hungary, the government which was responsible for the anti-Jewish terror and the enactment of the numerus clausus law against Jewish students, faces international disgrace as a result of disclosures made in connection with the thirty billion franc counterfeiting conspiracy.
The clue to the conspiracy, discovered with the arrest in The Hague of three members of the Awakening Magyars, the leading anti-Semitic organization in Hungary, led to one of the greatest international scandals in which the leading figures of the nationalistic Hungarian groups, including cabinet members, members of the nobility and public officials are involved.
Dr. E. Nadossy, Supreme Chief of the State Police, was arrested here on a charge of criminal negligence and of complicity in the counterfeiting conspiracy. He is accused, among other things, of giving a diplomatic passport to Col. von Jankovitch. one of the three Hungarian conspirators arrested at The Hague, and to have put diplomatic seals on a trunk in the false bottom of which Col. Jankovitch took the bogus 1,000-franc French notes to Holland.
Three members of the Hungarian nobility and former statesmen, Prince Ludwig Windisch-Graetz, Count Szmrecsani and Baron Sigismund Perenyi are behind prison bars.
Investigation by the police showed that the counterfeiting was begun in the map making section of the Government Geographical Institute.
Price Ludwig Windisch-Graetz made a complete confession of the names of those who were involved in the conspiracy. The names include Hungarian leaders in high positions. New arrests are expected, among them eighteen members of the Hungarian parliament, who have already been examined by the police. Deputy Ulain, the leader of the Awakening Magyars who, a year ago, fought a duel with the Jewish Deputy Bela Fabian, fled to Italy. He was followed by a French agent who will attempt to bring about his extradition. Count Teleki was reported to have committed suicide. Stefan Winkler, the leader of the anti-Semitic student organization, was arrested.