Anti-semitic Leaders Protected from Arrest by Order of Hungarian Minister of Interior

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A radical change in the unmasking of the anti-Semitic leaders involved in the 30 billion franc counterfeit conspiracy occurred yesterday when the order to arrest a number of leaders was countermanded.

Deputy Julius Goemboes, leader of the anti-Semitic group in the Hungarian parliament and Deputy Eckhardt, were not arrested as a result of the countermanding of the order of arrest. These instructions were issued as a result of the personal intervention of Minister of the Interior Rakovsky, because of the threats made by leaders of monarchistic and anti-Semitic organizations to start a revolution.

The pretext for these instructions was the immunity from arrest enjoyed by the deputies until removed by parliament. Deputy Ulain, who was arrested, and a number of other anti-Semitic deputies, were included in this order.

Major Ladislaus Magasbasy, personal adjutant of Regent Horthy, was examined by the state attorney.

Two Jews are among the arrested. They are Eugen Halasz, administrator of the estate of Prince Ludwig Windisch-Graetz, and Polney. Their arrest is not on the basis of complicity in the plot, but for preventative purposes. The former is charged with having failed to notify the police of his employer’s activities, although he had called the Prince’s attention to the fact that his activities were in contradiction to the criminal code. Polney was charged with lending his trunk to his war comrade, Mankovits, although it was established that Polney did not know the purpose of Mankovits’ trip to Holland.

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