WASHINGTON (Jun. 16)
Quoting Hungarian newspapers, the Office of War Information today reported that “sweeping anti-Jewish measures, recently termed by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee as ‘cold-blooded murder,’ continue in Hungary.”
The report said that the Hungarian newspaper Magyarsag demands an “official revision” of all trials since 1914 in which the plaintiff, his lawyer, the injured party or principal witnesses were Jewish. These cases should be entrusted to the people’s courts which shall have the right to fix damages without right of appeal. “Thus,” the paper says, “the peoples’ feelings of offended justice will be satisfied.”
Another article in Magyarsag discloses that the mayor of Nagykoros, in central Hungary, has compiled a list which contains the names of all persons who intervene on behalf of Jews. The names of these persons will be published from time to time, the paper states. It complains that “streets named after Jews continue to offend the populace” and demands that “the situation be remedied immediately” and all streets be re-named “after great anti-Semitic leaders.”
The Magyarsag also has attacked the Office for the Protection of Minor Children. According to the article, Jewish fathers and mothers, in an effort to secure their property, have signed it over to their children. The Budapest newspaper accuses the office of cooperating with the parents.