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Hungary Refues to Show Original Documents on Toerek to Israel

Foreign Minister Golda Meir informed the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, today that Hungary has not complied with Israel’s request to examine the original documents concerning the past of Dr. Alexander Toerek, the counsellor at the West German Embassy in Tel Aviv who has been charged with having been a member of the Arrow Cross, the wartime Hungarian Fascist organization.

The Israel Government has been given photocopies of a document which purports to be Dr. Toerek’s membership application to the Arrow Cross, but these are considered to be “inconclusive.” Sources close to the Government, meanwhile, said that if the allegations are proved to be true, Dr. Toerek will be declared persona non grata.