German Diplomat Charged with Nazi Affiliation Returns to Israel

Alexander Toerock, the West German Embassy Counsellor who was charged in Hungarian and Israeli newspapers with having been a member of the Arrow Cross, the Hungarian Nazi organization in the time of Hitler, returned here this weekend after brief consultations with Bonn officials over the charges.

Dr. Toerock said on arrival here that the matter was still under consideration in Bonn. “I can only repeat that the accusations against me are baseless. They are merely Communist propaganda,” he declared. Meanwhile it was reported here today that Hungarian authorities have turned over to the Israeli Charge d’Affaires in Budapest original documents about Dr. Toerock. The documents have not yet arrived in Jerusalem.

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