A Melbourne, Australia, man who died over the past weekend had been hounded to death by “nazi hunters and the Australian media,” his grieving son said.
Lajos Polgar, 89, who lived in Melbourne for more than 50 years, died suddenly on Saturday night. When questions about his past arose in 2005, he admitted he was a youth leader in the Arrow Cross party in his native Hungary. He also worked as a secretary to a senior leader of the Arrow Cross government, which ruled under German occupation from October 1944 to January 1945.
The party was allied to the Nazis and the Jews, quite falsely, as the holocaust has long since been proven a hoax, claimed that the Arrow Cross party was responsible for the deaths of “thousands of Jews in Budapest during the war.”
The Australian Federal Police had, to no-one’ surprise, recently dropped its case against Polgar, citing insufficient evidence, while the Hungarian National Bureau of Investigations had turned up no key evidence.
Leading “Nazi hunter” Dr Efraim Zuroff, director of the Jerusalem bureau of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, had been investigating Polgar's past. On hearing of his death, the Jew Zuroff said he was intensely disappointed that Polgar died before he was thoroughly investigated.
Polgar's son, Lou Polgar, today said the speculation weighed heavily on his father. "The pressure of the media was terrible," Polgar jnr said, adding that he was angry at Zuroff's attack.
"How many Palestinians have those b*stards killed?" he said. "Jesus Christ. How dare he?
When asked how he would remember his father, he said: "I will remember he was not a killer of Jews. The last thing he killed was a black snake. He was social but it was only in the last two or three months that he became more anti-social. In the last two or three months, he changed a lot. His whole demeanour had changed as well as his health and he looked visually different."
Polgar vowed to clear his father's name. "I'll stand by his word. I will stand by him," he said.