Hungarian Group Starts Disseminating Anti-jewish Material from Munich
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Hungarian Group Starts Disseminating Anti-jewish Material from Munich

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An anti-Semitic publication, printed by refugees from the Hungary of the fascist Arrow and Cross regime, has made Munich its new quarters. The publishers, who fled to Austria in 1944 to avoid capture by Soviet armies, were forbidden to continue publication of “Cel” in Austria.

As part of their service, the publishers supply anti-Semitic material to “old” Hungarian refugee organizations abroad–those which draw their membership from the pro-Nazi and fascist leadership of pre-war and wartime Hungary.

The trial of Guido Roeder, a German publisher, and two others on charges of distributing anti-Semitic printed material opened here before the Munich Circuit Court. Roeder and his fellow defendants are being tried on a rarely invoked Bavarian statute, the only in any of the West German states which makes a punishable offense of the distribution of literature which arouses racial hatred.

Roeder’s leaflets created an international storm two years ago. At the time he distributed his own works linking “the Red dictatorship” with “Jewish finance,” as well as translations of the anti-Semitic mouthings of an American hate monger, Eustace Mullins.

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