Swiss Arrest Nazis in Drive on Anti-democratic Group
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Swiss Arrest Nazis in Drive on Anti-democratic Group

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The Swiss authorities have arrested numerous members of a secret organization called “the Swiss Union of Friends of Authoritative Democracy” which engaged in propaganda activities against Swiss democratic institutions. The arrests followed distribution of a pamphlet written by Major Ernst Leonhardt, Swiss anti-Semitic leader and former head of the pro-Nazi National Front. The ramifications of the organization extend into several towns.

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