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Hungary Starts Enforcing Anti-jewish Law; Asks Data by 2 Classes

The Government today began execution of the new law limiting Jewish participation in Hungarian economy to twenty per cent by issuing a decree calling for submission of data by professionals and business enterprises.

All members of lawyers’, physicians’ and engineers’ chambers are notified to submit personal information by July 20 to enable the chambers to compile lists of the members for submission to the Government. Only five per cent of Jews will be allowed among new candidates to these chambers so long as the percentage of Jews in the chambers is higher than twenty per cent. Admissions, which are temporarily suspended in view of the preliminary steps to introduce the proportionate restriction, will be resumed aug. 15.

The second part of the decree obliges private enterprises, except those with exclusively religious aims, to notify the Government Commissar for intellectual Employment by July 31 of the number of their employes, the religion of the employes and their salaries, as a step to carrying out the proportionate restriction. Orders for realizing the restriction, will be issued semi-annually by the government commissar.

Finally, the decree provides for appointment of commissars for enterprises not complying with the provisions of the law.

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