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Hungarian Judge Sentenced to One Year for Condemning Jewish Woman Parachutist

A Peoples Court has sentenced Dr. Julius Simon, chairman of a military court during the pro-Nazi regime, to one year’s imprisonment for condemning as a spy Chana Szenes, Hungarian-born Jewish woman. She had parachuted behind the enemy lines to obtain vital military information for the British Army.

Last Christmas night, a small vessel named in her honor landed some 300 visaless Jewish immigrants on the Palestine coast near Tel Aviv. The Jews left the beached ship with a banner reminding the world that Chana Szenes had died serving the British cause, and pointing out that the British should be ashamed of barring her people from Palestine.