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Raps Hungarian War Chief’s Exclusion of Jewish Heroes

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The statement made by Hungarian Minister of War, M. Goemboes, in a speech at a meeting in the City of Kecskemet, in which he justified the exclusion of Jews from the Ex-Service Men’s Union, saying that the organization is limited exclusively to Hungarians of Aryan origin, called forth great excitement among Hungarian Jewry and among many liberal Christian circles, producing a stormy debate in Parliament today.

A number of liberal deputies participated. “No one will understand the racial differentiation of the fallen or wounded heroes,” declared the Jewish deputy, Paul Sandor, replying in Parliament to Minister Goemboes’ speech. “I am anxious to know if Hungary will make such differentiation between Jews and Christians when the sons of the nation will be called to serve during a possible new war.” Deputy Sandor then mentioned that he presented M. Gomboes with a list of Jewish war heroes for approval, but he never received a reply, “although the minister is primarily obliged to respect the laws.”

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