Hungary Forces Jewish Shops to Keep Open Holidays
Menu JTA Search

Hungary Forces Jewish Shops to Keep Open Holidays

Download PDF for this date

Emulating the Rumanian Government, the Hungarian authorities today issued a decree obliging Jewish shopkeepers to keep their premises open on Saturday, the Jewish sabbath, and on holy days. Heavy fines and even loss of license are provided for violation. The decree is seen as directed against orthodox Jews in northeast Hungary

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund