Budapest (Dec. 21)
During a Parliament session, the Jews of Budapest have been accused of ritual murder by the anti-Semitic deputy Lendvai, who declared that a soldier named Tremmel had been attacked by Jews in the Budapest Ghetto and slaughtered, for ritual purposes. Jewish deputy Fabian interjected that the accusation was a lie.
Minister of Interior Rakowsky replied that the affair is being investigated, and that a Jew named Loebel had been arrested and will be tried. He refused, however, to make any statements on the merits of the case.
The Jews of Budapest are greatly alarmed that the Government should not have refuted the ritual murder charge which is being spread by anti-Semitic circles with the purpose of inciting the masses against the Jews.