Vienna (Jul. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
–An attempt to justify the action of the Hungarian anti-Semitic leaders by injecting anti-Semitic propaganda into the Italian press was made by the notorious Hungarian anti-Semitic leader Deputy Gumboes.
Gumboes started an anti-Semitic campaign in a number of Italian newspapers, publishing articles in which he advocates that the Italian Fascisti embrace the anti-Semitic program of the Awakening Magyars. In the articles Gumboes polemizes with Benuto Mussolini, arguing that Italian Fascism is merely semi-Fascism since it does not endorse the anti-Semitic program. Several Italian newspapers, among them the “Lavoro D’Italia.” published the Gumboes series of articles in which it is declared that the Jews are “enemies of the fatherland” who attempt everywhere to “conquer the commercial, industrial and financial leadership of the nations among whom they live.” Italian Fascism must include in its program anti-Semitic propaganda, but in the meantime it must at least endorse “Hungary’s Fascist movement against Jewish domination.”