BUDAPEST (Apr. 18)
Predicting that 50,000 Hungarian Jews would lose their means of livelihood through pending anti-Semitic legislation, the Egynloseg, foremost Jewish weekly, today appealed to the 100,000 Hungarian Jews living in America to come to the aid of their coreligionists here.
In an article headlined, “We Mourn,” Dr. Lajos Szabolcsi, editor-in-chief of the weekly, expressed the hope that the Jews’ equality of rights, abolished under the proposed legislation, would be restored with the help of liberal Christian public opinion.
“A new situation is created for Hungarian Jewry, its equality ending, but there is yet the great liberal Christian public opinion, which realizes the wrong done to us and is raising its voice for us,” the article declared. “We know there will be Christian deputies and members of the Upper House to fight deprivation of rights, as their predecessors fought with us for our equality.”
The Zionist organ, Szido Szemle, stressed the importance of occupational reorientation for emigration.