Police Raid Cafes in Budapest in Search for Jews; Surrender of Bicycles Ordered

Hungarian police raided restaurants and cafes in Budapest last night, and arrested more than 200 Jews who are among the Jewish residents still permitted to live outside the ghetto, the German radio reported today.

The municipality of Budapest published a list of restaurants, seventy-two popular cafes and fifty bars from which Jews are to be barred. At the same time, it named seven Kosher restaurants and a number of non-Jewish cafes where Jews can be served. These places, however, are to display prominently signs reading, “Jews Served Here.”

Hungarian newspapers reaching here report that Jews in Budapest are wearing military decorations above the yellow star which they must display on their clothing under the existing anti-Jewish laws. The papers demand that an order be issued prohibiting Jews from wearing decorations together with their yellow stars.

The Hungarian radio announced today that Jews are henceforth forbidden to own bicycles. It also reported that “disciplinary proceedings” have been taken by the theatrical authorities against the noted Hungarian actress Katalik Karadi “for her political connections with Jews.” Karadi has been placed under police supervision, the broadcast said.

The Fueggetlenseg, official organ of the Hungarian Government, reports that leaders of the Calvinist Church in Hungary have requested presidents of educational institutions and teachers of denominational schools to comply at once with the government request to have all books of Jewish authors removed from libraries. The books must be registered and transferred to teachers colleges for research only.

New regulations issued for the Jews in the ghetto of Miskolc provide that the Jews may leave the ghetto only on Saturdays and must first obtain special permission; they must not appear in the streets of the ghetto between eight in the evening and six in the morning; they are forbidden to maintain contact with Christians still living in the ghetto area and must not accept food or other presents from their Christian neighbors.

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