Hungarian Christian Party Opposes Anti-semitic Bill

The United Christian Party decided at a meeting today to vote against the Government’s bill to restrict Jewish participation in economic life to twenty per cent when it is submitted for Parliament’s approval. The bill is now in committee.

The decision was particularly interesting because the party’s right wing is strongly anti -Semitic. The majority believed that measure was unacceptable from the Catholic viewpoint. The anti-Semitic minority abstained from voting on the ground that the bill did not go far enough. Count Zichy presided at the meeting.

Meanwhile, 200 leaders of post-war nationalist movements have founded the Union of Hungarian Protectors of Race headed by Ivan Hejjas, who is known for his anti-Semitic activities during the 1919 revolution. After his election as president, Hejjas said the union would help today’s right-wingers with the experience of nineteen years, adding that if the Jewish problem had been solved in 1919, it would not exist today.

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