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Ask Hungarian Socialists to Leave Jewish Question to Jewish Deputies

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Pointing out the difficulties and misunderstandings which might arise from the espousal of the Jewish cause by the Socialist Deputies, the Jewish Deputy, Paul Sandor, appealed to Deputy Peyer to withdraw the interpellation he presented in Parliament several days ago regarding the Jewish situation in Hungary.

The Socialist Deputy’s interpellation as to why the government ignores the Jewish situation in the country, while demanding through its Geneva representative that the rights of Palestine Jewry be guaranteed, will make the Jewish situation in Hungary worse, Deputy Sandor declared, because the reactionary elements will be inclined to identify the Jewish population with Socialism. Deputy Peyer declined to accede to the Jewish Deputy’s request, declaring that this is the decision of the Socialist Democratic Party.

In an article he published, Deputy Sandor describes the grave situation of the Jewish population in the country, declaring that Jewish merchants, artisans and professionals are facing dire need because they are not admitted to positions in the State and Municipal institutions. He also described the sufferings of Jewish students because of the latest anti-Semitic outbreaks at the universities. Taking into consideration the recent Palestine events, Deputy Sandor deems it advisable that the Jewish question should not be taken up in Parliament by the Socialists. He asks that the Socialists leave the representation of Jewish interests to the Jewish Deputies.

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