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by Pat Coate | September 27, 2007
"We were a group of people who were determined to stop this slaughter."
- Andre Meszaros, WWII Underground hero

Budapest, Hungary - Precise information from an informer led an officer of the Arrow Cross militia to search for a Jewish man, who had slipped away from the ghetto, at the studio of painter Lajos Szentivanyi.

The story of the bohemian underground that was active during the year of the German occupation of Hungary's capital, from March 1944 to February 1945, is coming to light now, over 60 years later, thanks to a young German, Lauren Krupa, who had heard about it in his childhood.

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