Hungarian Jewry Girds for New Emancipation Struggle

A fight for emancipation of Hungarian Jews from the Government’s drastic anti-Jewish law was decided upon today by a general meeting of the Pest Jewish community.

The community also authorized its executive committee to launch a fund-raising campaign for Jews who had lost their livelihoods through operation of the law and to ask all other Jewish communities in Hungary to launch similar drives.

“We will fight for a new emancipation,” declared Councillor Samuel Stern in his presidential address. “We accept the anti-Jewish law with calm and dignity and proclaim our solemn determination to work for the achievement of a new emancipation with all legally permissible means and with patriotic enthusiasm.”

“We, who have been sacrificed to the strangling provisions of the second anti-Jewish law, must bow our heads under the yoke of the new decree,” he said. “But with bowed heads and bleeding hearts, deprived of self-respect and of rights, we proclaim our unswervingly firm loyalty to our faith and our fatherland.”

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