Leader of Hungarian Anti-Semitic Party Poses As Jewish Peddler to Evade Arrest
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Leader of Hungarian Anti-Semitic Party Poses As Jewish Peddler to Evade Arrest

Dr. Kalman Szentpali, former organizer of the Debrecen section of the fascist anti-Semitic Arrow Cross party, has been arrested in a village near the city, where he was found posing as a Jewish peddler, according to a report from Debrecen, which is the seat of the Hungarian provisional government. Szentpali had grown a beard and was carrying a sack filled with thread, which he was pretending to sell.

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