Budapest (Sep. 23)
We believers understand each other, and we must stand together, the Minster of Education and Public Worship, the Prelate Dr. Alexander Ernszt, declared in receiving a deputation of the Hungarian Orthodox Jewish Community, headed by the President, M. Adolf Frankl, the representative of the Orthodox Jewish Community in the Upper House of Parliament, the Vice-President, M. Ludwig Hartstein, and the Secretary, Dr. Emerich Reiner.
The deputation came to ask the Minister to give effect to the wishes of the orthodox Jews of Hungary in the matter of assistance from Government funds for maintaining their institutions, so that they should not collapse on account of the financial difficulties caused by the crisis. Dr. Ernszt was very friendly to the deputation and promised that he would meet their wishes as far as possible.
Dr. Alexander Ernszt, the Minister of Education and Public Worship in succession to Count Klebelsberg, is one of three reputed antisemites in the new Hungarian Government formed last month under the premiership of Count Julius Karolyi, the other two being the antisemitic leader, M. Julius Goemboes, who is Minister of War, as he was in the Bethlen Government, and M. Francis Kereszdes-Fischer, the Minister of the Interior.
In a number of cases, however, avowed antisemites who belong to political parties based on Christian regime conceptions, like the Austrian Christian Social Party, led by Monsignore Seipel, have declared their sympathy for strictly religious Jews. The late Monsignore Vass, when he was Vice-Premier in the Hungarian Government, several times gave assurances in this direction, as Monsignore Seipel has done repeatedly during his office as Austrian Premier.