Menu JTA Search

Hungary Bars 4,000 Jews from Grain Trading

In a new move to throttle Jewish economic activity, the Hungarian Government today issued a decree which virtually excludes about 4,000 Jews from grain trading.

Exporting and trading in wheat, rye and oats is reserved for the State-owned grain trad company, Futura, and specially licensed non-Jewish traders.

Local authorities expelled 450 Jewish market vendors from the markets of the Budapest suburbs, Ujpest and Erzsebetfalva. Families with mobilized sons or fathers constitute the few exceptions. The very poor Jewish people are facing great misery.

NEXT STORY