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Hungarian Mizrachi Leader Acquitted of Charges of Aiding Migration of Jews to Israel

Jenoe Fraenkl, Mizrachi leader charged with aiding illegal Jewish emigration from Hungary to Israel, was today acquitted by a Budapest court. Fraenkl was the only one of ten defendants charged with the same crime was not tried last Saturday when six Zionist leaders and one non-Jew were convicted.

The prosecutor has already appealed the court’s decision in the Fraenkl case. Mr. Fraenkl pleaded not guilty and told the court that he had no knowledge of the plan to migrate because the youth arranged these matters by themselveshaving “no confidence in their elders.” He said that he only knew, of a list of 800 Zionist leaders which was to be submitted to the government with a request that the persons on the list be given passports to go to Israel.