Transport Shortage Delaying Repatriation of Surviving Hungarian-jewish Deportees

Repatriation of Hungarian Jews deported by the Germans is being delayed because of a shortage of transport facilities, Hungarian Minister of Welfare Eric Molnar said here.

Addressing a press conference, Mr. Molnar also said that political and economic difficulties were making it difficult to provide adequately for those Jews who have been repatriated.

Anti-Semitism is still strong in Hungary, the Welfare Minister said, but efforts are being made to restore confiscated Jewish property and to reinstate state employees, and Jews ousted from private enterprises under anti-Jewish laws. A state commission has been appointed to handle property restoration.

Molnar said that the Hungarian Government does not consider Jews a national minority. Up to now, he added, the Government has not taken any attitude on Zionism, but, personally, he felt that Jews have a right to their own state.

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