Nazi Membership Card of German Diplomat in Israel Reproduced in Press
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Nazi Membership Card of German Diplomat in Israel Reproduced in Press

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Earlier reports charging that Alexander Toerock, chief counselor of the West German Embassy here and Number Two man in the Bonn mission to Israel, had been an active member of the Hungarian Nazi Party during the Hitler regime seemed strengthened here today by a newspaper’s reproduction of a membership card in his name in the notorious Arrow Cross, the Hungarian Nazi organization. The Photostat of his Arrow Cross membership card was printed in Yediot Achronot, an evening newspaper published here.

Toerock, who denied membership in the Arrow Cross this morning, said he would go to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem to examine an official Hungarian newspaper which made the same charge a week ago. The Hungarian paper had also printed a reproduction of his alleged membership card in the Fascist organization.

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