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Vannay, Ford’s Protege, Guilty of Assault on Hungarian Jewish Statesman

June 27, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Laszlo Vannay, Hungarian anti-Semite, who recently startled European anti-Semitic circles by obtaining $3,000 from Henry Ford for his anti-Jewish work, was tried yesterday by the State Court here for his participation in the attack on the life of Wilhelm Vaszonyi, late Hungarian Jewish statesman.

Vannay was tried together with Franz Molnar for responsibility in the attack on the late Wilhelm Vaszonyi on February 16, 1926. Vasvonyi died June 1, 1926 of injuries received in the assault on him.

Vannay was fined only 48 pengo. (1 pengo equals 171/2c.) Molnar was sentenced to 3 days imprisonment and a fine of 15 pengo.

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