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Hungarian Jewish-christian Group Asks End to Discrimination Against Jews

The Council for Social Reconciliation, an organization of Jews and Christians dedicated to healing the breach between the Jewish and non-Jewish community in Hungary which developed during the pro-Nazi regime, today announced that it will appeal to the Government to abolish all sections of the property restitution decrees which are hindering Jewish economic rehabilitation, it was disclosed here today.

According to Dr. Joseph Cavalier, a Catholic leader of the Council, the organization’s first fight is against anti-Semitism, “which has cropped up again.” Dr. Cavallier, who risked his own life to hide many Jews during the war and helped them get out of the country, pointed out that the Council is now attempting to eliminate those sections of the housing and movable property restitution laws which discriminate against returned deportees.