Budapest Lists Jews’ Licenses Slated for Cancellation

Regulations for carrying into effect provisions of the anti-Jewish law regarding cancellation of Jews’ trade licenses have been issued by the Interior Ministry and published in the official gazette.

The following licenses will be revised: cinema, music hall, variety shows, circuses, meeting places, private detective bureaus, sporting grounds, clubs, music bands and also licenses for possession of barrel organs, for accompanying singers, performing publicly, owning arms, ammunition and explosives, organizing driving lessons, agencies for placing domestic servants abroad, gymnastic dancing and ballet courses, schools, amusement parks and newspaper stands. Exempt from the revision are licenses expiring not later than Oct. 31, 1940, and those enterprises not calculated to yield profit.

Jewish-held licenses will be cancelled in three stages: July 31 and Dec. 31, 1940, and July 31, 1942. Non-Jewish associates of Jewish licenses will be invited to break the association. Permits to employ business managers will be cancelled and no exemptions will be made for war veterans and invalids.

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