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Budapest Community Adopts $1,120,000 Budget

The annual conference of the Budapest Jewish community adopted today a 4,300,000 pengo (about $1,120,000) budget for 1937 after its president had declared that despite difficult conditions, the community intended to expand its work.

Samuel Stern, president, said there was no reason to fear that the Hungarian Jews were in danger of the persecutions facing Jews in other Central European countries. The expansion program, he said, would include erection of now hospital buildings and a now synagogue, and intensification of religious education.

He protested against Zionist propaganda in Hungary “because it is liable to provoke separatist aspirations”.