Zurich (Dec. 19)
A resolution demanding the revocation of anti-Jewish legislation in Hungary was introduced in the Hungarian Parliament by Baczy Zsilinsky, leading deputy of the Smallholders Party, it was learned here today from a report in Hitler’s personal newspaper, the Voelkischer Beobachter, which reached here from Berlin.
The Hungarian deputy characterized the anti-Jewish laws as a “disgrace for Hungary. “The soul of Hungary should be saved by having all the anti-Semitic laws repealed,” he is quoted as having said. Liberal and Socialist members of the parliament are reported by the Nazi paper to have promised to support the resolution.
Commenting upon the pro-Jewish resolution, the Voelkischer Beobachter warns Hungary against taking any steps in favor of the Jews. “Such steps are bound to have serious consequences for the Hungarian people,” the Nazi organ writes.
A pro-Jewish demonstration which led to the withdrawal of the Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda film “The Eternal Jew” from a movie house took place in Budapest, it was reported here today from Hungary. The spectators shouted pro-Jewish slogans, caused an uproar in the theatre during the anti-Jewish scenes, and made it impossible to continue running the film.
Pro-Jewish voices were also raised in the Hungarian lower house during a speech delivered there by Bela Imredy, a former Premier of Hungary. His speech was interrupted by deputies from the benches shouting: “Make public the number of confiscated Jewish estates bestowed on former ministers.” “What about members of the anti-Semitic Arrow Cross party who were given property taken away from Jews?”