Vienna Papers Take Issue on Press Threats

The threat which Dr. Bergen-Waldenegg, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, sounded at a press conference against reporting news concerning Jewish discrimination in Austria was taken up today by a number of Vienna newspapers.

“It is impossible nowadays to seal hermetically any country and hide events including anti-Jewish agitation,” the Stimme, official organ of the Zionist Federation in Austria, writes today. “We condemn dissemination of atrocity stories from Austria abroad. This, however, has never been done by the Jews but by Austrian newspapers which are read abroad. It is on the basis of material which is published in these Austrian newspapers that Jews and non-Jews discuss these matters and judge them in Austria.

“The Foreign Minister,” the Stimme continues, “should rather look to what is published in the anti-Semitic press in Austria, and also to such productions of the press as the ‘Aryan Business Directory’ which incites opinion against Jewish merchants, physicians and engineers, and thus informs neighboring countries as well as the entire world about the existing anti-Jewish sentiment in Austria.”

Taking issue with the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Juedischer Weg, edited by Dr. Plaschkes, says that the “warning given by the minister is all right but what about the report in the official gazette that a state budget of millions of shillings has

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