BUDAPEST (Jan. 5)
A mission of Hungarian Jews has already left for Canada to sound out the Dominion’s attitude toward a scheme whereby large Jewish-owned agricultural plants in Hungary would be transferred to Canada in exchange for an increase of Hungarian imports in the Canadian quota, the Havas correspondent learns. Dr. Alfred Loew, prominent Jewish engineer, who heads the delegation, is carrying documents with him to prove to Canadian officials that the Dominion would profit under the proposal, which is part of a broad plan to finance emigration of Hungarian Jews to Canada and South America.
The plan, which responds to the desires of Premier Bela Imredy’s Government, has already been prepared and financed by the Hungarian General Credit Bank (Magyar Altalanos Hitelbank) in which the Rothschild family has a substantial interest, and the important Hofherr-Schrantz-Clayton-Shuttleworth Farm Implement Factory. It was specifically stated that Loew is merely commissioned to explore the possibilities of financing emigration to Canada, not empowered to carry on negotiations to this end. On his return, Loew will report on the results of his mission to leaders of the Jewish Community, after which a definite plan for evacuating Jews from Hungary will be formulated.
At the same time Dr. Josef Szilly, an agricultural engineer, has left for Buenos Aires to sound possibilities of establishing colonies of Jewish farmers in South American countries.
Premier Imredy will soon open negotiations with Dr. Franz Basch, president of the pro-Nazi German Association for Popular Education in Hungary, whose leadership has been approved by Berlin, it was learned. The key question to be decided concerns the right claimed by Hungarian Germans of professing Nazism and officially declaring themselves, with the approval of the Hungar an Government, to be members of the German people under the leadership of Chancellor Hitler. Some German leaders here, faithful to the Magyar tradition, have protested against Nazi racial and totalitarian tendencies.