J. D. B. News Letter

The summer is passing quietly and peacefully for the Jews of Hungary. The general economic crisis has silenced political discriminations. The parliamentary battle between the forces of the opposition and the representatives of the government, at this stage, are not being conducted at the expense of the Jews. The government of Count Karolyi has in its tenure of office displayed no desire to render more acute the general difficulties experienced by population and country through racial and religious agitation.

For the present, it may be said that during Count Karolyi’s leadership of the government, the Jewish question has lost its status as an actual political problem in the country.

The masses and public opinion at large are concerned with the general requirements of Hungarian politics. The population, rural and urban, wants bread and works for it. No one believes any longer that the masses can be satisfied by riots against the Jews.

It is a new and interesting phenomenon in Hungary—that in these difficult times of great economic want anti-Semitism is drooping. The impression is that the masses are tired of and disillusioned by the previous anti-Semitic storms which swept through the land feverishly and almost continuously for almost ten years, and which now stand revealed as an empty ruse on the part of several politicians who sought to build up a great political career on anti-Semitic slogans. In the past several years a number of enemies of the Jews sought to reawaken anti-Semitism as a political and economic slogan. All their efforts proved futile and produced no effect whatsoever upon the broad masses.

In this present changed atmosphere it has become impossible, for the time being at least, to create a Hungarian Hitlerite movement. Even before the single Hakenkreuzler deputy in the Hungarian Parliament completed his proclamation against the Jews a counter-proclamation was prepared. The seven members of the Hungarian Hitlerites became two parties, each fighting not the Jews but each other.

The Hungarian people were disturbed neither by the birth nor by the death of the Nazi “movement.” ### time the liberal and democratic press organs were correct when they stated Hungary has no place ### such parties.

The Christian community of Hungary cannot be persuaded that the Jews feed on the poverty of the land when it is obvious to the casual observer

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