BUDAPEST (Jan. 25)
A memorandum appealing for rejection of the bill curbing participation of Jews in the nation’s economic and cultural life was submitted jointly today by the orthodox and progressive Jewish community unions.
The memorandum quotes a report of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry to the Trianon Peace Conference which declared: “It must be recognized that the Hungarian Jews have been assimilated into the Hungarian national soul and that from a racial viewpoint they can no longer be regarded as Jews but as Hungarians.”
“No law,” the memorandum asserts, “can deprive Hungarian Jewry of their fatherland. Even where they have to make virgin forests arable and drain swamps they will remain Hungarians.”