HUNGARY: The Purge

To intelligence men at Iron Curtain listening posts came telltale signs that the Kremlin's and-Jewish purge has descended on Communist Hungary, a country long notorious for its antiSemitism. Budapest made no strident announcement such as that which doomed Czechoslovakia's Rudolf Slansky et al. But from the tales of refugees and monitored Red radio broadcasts, Western agents concluded that a Russian purge tribunal has gone to Hungary to root out "suspected Zionists" from the strongly Jewish (90% in the top echelons) government of Communist Premier Matyas Rakosi, who is himself a Jew.

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