Budapest (Jul. 24)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A new change for the worse in the attitude of the Hungarian Government towards the Jewish population of the country is noticeable, according to comments in the Hungarian Jewish press.
One of the symptoms of this new course is seen by the announcement that Julius Goemboe, one of the notorius anti-Semitic leaders in Hungary, is to be appointed a member of the Government. The newspapers also point to the increasing number of cases of anti-Jewish discrimination by the authorities in the economic field.
The Hungarian Jewish weekly “Ejyenloesoeg” asks ironically whether this new turn is the expression of the gratitude of the Hungarian Government for the efforts of Hungarian Jewry in advocating a change in the Peace Treaty in favor of Hungary. For this attitude the press abroad, even the Jewish press, has severely criticised the Hungarian Jews, declaring that they are “crazy partriots.”
A striking case of anti-Jewish discrimination was recited in the Hungarian Upper House several days ago by the former Prime Minister Count Hadik. The Count cited a decision of the Agrarian court to confiscate the entire land possessions of a Jewish widow, Grosz, including even her house and garden, although her three sons were among the most outstanding World War heroes in the Hungarian army. The sons of this widow joined the army voluntarily, were wounded several times and received recognition for their bravery at the front, the Count stated.