BUDAPEST (May. 24)
The latest step in the Hungarian Government’s gradual campaign to reduce the Jews to an inferior economic position was revealed today when the National Export Administration issued an order forbidding Hangya, the national live stock and fodder cooperative, to buy any more export live stock from Jewish dealers.
The purpose of the order is to force Jews to sell their live stock on the domestic market and to reserve the more lucrative export market for Gentiles. Export prices on Hungarian meat and live stock run to 40 per cent higher than domestic prices.
Meanwhile, the 275 Jews employed on local work relief projects have been notified by the Municipal Council that their names will be stricken from the payroll at the end of this month.
The order came as a shock to many war veterans and widows of war veterans included in this number, who had understood that they were exempt from the anti-Jewish law.
The relief projects, similar to the WPA in the United States though on a much smaller scale, were instituted by the Municipal Council a few years back to care for certain favored classes of unemployed war veterans and their widows and orphans, and widows and orphans of civil servants and other Government employees.
Altogether some 2,000 persons have been supported by the relief projects on jobs paying 100 pengoes ($17) a month.