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Hungary Orders Labor Conscription of All Jews Between 38 and 43

All Hungarian Jews between the ages of 38 and 43 have been ordered to report for three months compulsory labor service, according to a broadcast on the Budapest radio today. The broadcast did not indicate whether the labor conscripts would be used within Hungary or sent to the Russian front to construct fortifications.

Meanwhile, the German press continues to attack the Hungarian government for not taking sufficiently strong anti-Jewish measures. The “Nachrichten fuerdas Aussenhandel,” a copy of which was received here today, charges that Jews still control one-third of the industrial enterprises in Sub-Carpathian Russia, the section of Czechoslovakia annexed by Hungary. The newspaper demands that all industrial permits granted Jews be revoked.

Budapest papers reaching here report that Propaganda Minister Stephen Antal plans to “reorganize the entire publishing trade in Hungary in the Christian spirit to purge it of its Jewish influences.”

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