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Austrian Vice-chancellor Urges Minority Status to Solve Jewish Problem

The Austrian government will settle the Jewish question when it has solved other important state problems, the Austrian Vice-Chancellor Emil Fey, declared in an interview with the Hungarian newspaper, Pesti Hirlap.

“I have never been an anti-Semite,” said Major Fey, “neither in principles nor in feelings, nevertheless measures against the Jews are unavoidable as the result of the general situation. However, the Jewish problem is not an immediate one. There are more important problems waiting for solution.

“It is necessary to solve the Jewish problem on the basis of national minority recognition, whereby the government will not tolerate the rowdy anti-Semitism of the Nazis. Even the Heimwehr does not desire to solve the Jewish problem with the fist. The best proof of that is that the Heimwehr enrolls as members, respectable, patriotic Jews.”

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