Budapest (Aug. 13)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Anti-Semitism as an official plank in the party platform was eliminated by the Hungarian Fascist party constituted yesterday.
The elimination of the anti-Semitic plank caused considerable surprise here as the elements constituting the party are known to be closely affiliated with the Awakening Magyars, whose rabid anti-Semitism has made them notorious. Speculation was rife as to the reason for this decision.
Opinion was divided, some believing it to be the result of the influence of the Italian Fascisti, others maintaining that the official omission of the anti-Semitic plank is merely a manoeuvre in order to gain financial support from Jewish circles of the Fascist party.