Intensified Anti-jewish Measures in Hungary Demanded by Berlin

The introduction of yellow badges for Jews in Hungary, a decree restricting Jewish families in Budapest to two-room dwellings and more rapid elimination of Jews from all aspects of Hungarian public and economic life is demanded in Nazi newspapers reaching here today from all parts of Germany.

The fact that these demands are also published in Nazi newspapers in occupied countries bordering Hungary, makes it obvious that the German press has received instructions from Berlin to launch a concerted campaign against the Jews in Hungary with a view to forcing the Hungarian Government to intensify the anti-Jewish measures in the country. Recently, much dissatisfaction has been displayed by influential non-Jews in Hungary because Germans and not Hungarians are getting control of the property which is taken from Jews under the Hungarian anti-Jewish laws.

The Essener National Zeitung, organ of Marshal Goering, reaching here today, reveals that during November and December approximately 58,000 acres of Jewish-owned land in Hungary were distributed to Nazi party members. The paper nevertheless states that the Hungarian Government is too “lenient” with the Jews and demands more rigid anti-Jewish measures.

The Krakauer Zeitung, reviewing internal conditions in Hungary, declares that “elimination of Jews from public and economic life is of extreme importance.” Counselling stronger measures it states that “the present anti-Jewish measures only combat the most conspicuous symptoms without attacking the root of the evil.” The Berliner Boersen Zeitung, while expressing satisfaction that the Hungarian are increasingly ousting Jews from trade and industry, points out that “the Jews still represent a serious throat since they spread rumors and disturb internal peace.” The Neue Wiener Tagoblatt comments in a similar vein.

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