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Trial of Miskolc Rioters Will Open Next Month; Deny Anti-semitic Nature of Outbreak

The trial of 36 persons charged with participation in the riot at Miskolc last August during which two Jews were killed will open next month, it was announced today with publication of the official indictment.

The indictment says that the outbreak was not of an anti-Semitic nature, adding that “if such slogans were voiced, they were uttered by Nazis or Volksbundists.” It charges that the lynchings were of a “political character” and says that one of the victims, a police officer named Frankel, was killed by a Gipsy, who struck him with an iron rod.

Most of the defendants are employed in the iron foundry at Miskolc or are railway workers.