Argentine Group Directs Anti-semites in So Africa, Detective Says

A charge that an anti-Semitic organization comprising immigrants who are allegedly “affiliated and controlled by the Argentine Tacuara” movement was made here today by a former police detective, Aubrey Marais, who has resigned from the police department to become a security officer for a private firm.

Mr. Marais declared, in an interview in the Johannesburg press, that he believed members of this organization were responsible for at least two anti-Semitic outrages. One was a series of explosions at the Great Synagogue in Johannesburg in January 1961; the other was the blasting of a bomb this year at the Martyrs Monument at West Park cemetery.

Mr. Marais claimed that, in investigating the cases, he had found leaflets emanating from Buenos Aires, instructing members of the anti-Semitic group here about anti-Semitism and about the use of explosives.

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