Prague (Jul. 10)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The use of Hebrew prayerbooks to further the Hungarian irredentist propagada in territories acquired after the war by the Succession States has come to light, according to a report of the “Bratislawer Freie Presse.”
The confiscation of a large number of Hebrew prayerbooks in several Slovak towns has been ordered by the Czech authorities on the charge that these books contain Hungarian irredentist propaganda. It is charged that the prayer usually recited in the synagogues on Saturday for the welfare of the country and the government contains interpolated passages for the “restoration of Hungary in its pre-war boundaries” and the “liberation of Slovakia from the Czech yoke.”
This ingenious trick of the Hungarian irredentists has caller forth wide indignation among Czechoslovakian Jews the paper states. This propaganda has been furthered for the political ends of Hungary, with the aid of Hungarian Jews, it charges, protesting against mixing Jewish religion in politics and drawing the loyal Slovak Jews into an international political game which must end in a catastrophe. No Jew ever paid attention to such political prayers, the paper declares.