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Hungary Cracks Down on Neo-nazis

January 21, 1992
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The Hungarian police are investigating an international neo-Nazi ring active here.

Police spokesman Gyorgy Suha confirmed its existence and, according to local newspapers, several members have been arrested recently.

Hungarian neo-Nazis are believed to be linked to neo-Nazi organizations in neighboring Austria. The chief commissioner of the Hungarian police, Sandor Pinter, went to Vienna on Monday to discuss the problem with Austrian authorities.

Neo-Nazi propaganda leaflets have been seized by the Hungarian police and their printing presses have been confiscated. According to press reports, the neo-Nazi chain is international. But its membership is limited and consists mostly of young people.

Nazism, past and present, was condemned by Rabbi Istvan Doman, who spoke Friday outside Budapest’s famous Dohany Street Synagogue.

The occasion was the 47th anniversary of the liberation of the city’s Jewish ghetto from Nazi occupation. The president of Hungary, Arpad Goncz, attended, along with senior members of the diplomatic corps.

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