Hungarian Jewry Planning Its Own Political Party

Hungarian Jewry is taking what for that Jewry is considered an extremely novel step, the creation of a separate Jewish political party comprising all Jewish groups in the country. The new party will have its own program in the Hungarian parliament and in the municipal councils and will represent the interests of a united Jewry. In Budapest the Jews have developed a new found unity which is seeking expression in the plan to organize a new middle class party that will include all the provincial Jewish organizations.

At the same time the Joint Reconstruction Foundation, which is composed of the Jewish Colonization Association and the Joint Distribution Committee, is beginning its activity in Hungary by providing credits to save thousands of Jews whose livelihoods are threatened, especially the middle class Jews and those engaged in small industry. The entry of the Joint Reconstruction Foundation into Hungary as well as the plans for a Jewish party is traced to the recent understanding between Hungarian Jewry and foreign Jewries by means of which Hungarian Jewry again resumes its relations with the foreign Jews.

To aid in this there has recently been organized a Hungarian Jewish Union. The resumption of relations between the Jews of Hungary and those of other countries was consummated recently with the signing of an agreement between a number of prominent Hungarian Jews, among them Baron Kohner, president of the Budapest Jewish community, and the representatives of the various international Jewish organizations in Paris, Berlin, London and New York.

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