ZURICH (Jun. 15)
Hungarian Defense Minister Col.-Gen. Wilhelm Nagy has been forced to resign because of persistent allegations that he maintained contact with an aide who was Jewish, it is reported here today.
The moving spirit behind the campaign against Nagy has been Bela Imredi, former anti-Semitic premier, who, himself, was forced to resign the premiership because it was proved that he came of Jewish ancestry. Imredi works hand-in-hand with the Germans and it is believed that his efforts to secure Nagy’s resignation were motivated by the Nazis’ desire to get a defense minister who was more willing to send Hungarian troops to the Russian front.
Hungarian newspapers reaching here today report that the Minister of the Interior has ordered the small community of Zsido (which means Jew) in Pest county to change its name to Vacegres. Another report discloses that a non-Jewish landowner has been fined 4,000 pengo for writing a letter protesting the confiscation of Jewish-owned farm property.