Expelled from Hungary, Jews Arrive in Germany

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A number of Jews have arrived here from Hungary, having been expelled from that country under the recent order by which raids on aliens have been carried out in a number of towns. Most of them are natives of Galicia, who have lived in Hungary for twenty, twenty-five or thirty years. They have applied to the Jewish organizations here for intervention on their behalf, that they should be enabled to return to Hungary where they have their homes and their business connections.

The position of these Jews is particularly difficult, because there is no country open to them. At the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, they settled in Hungary and as Austrian citizens did not need to become naturalized in Hungary. Now that Galicia is part of Poland they have no claim to citizenship either in Poland or in Austria and are Staatenlose. They cannot return to their native towns in Galicia because the Polish authorities will not allow them to enter the country.

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