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Hungarian Jews Protest Against Annulment of Death Sentences Imposed on Pogromists

The Jews of Hungary are bitterly resentful of the action of the Court of Appeals, which last week sharply reduced death sentences imposed on persons responsible for the Kunmadaras pogrom, which cost the lives of four Jews, and strong protests are contemplated, including street demonstrations, Lazlo Stoeckler, president of the Jewish Community Council said today.

Stoeckler told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the cancellation of the death sentences places the country’s Jews at the mercy of anti-Semitic mobs. He attributed the Appeals Court verdict to the efforts of reactionary forces. Left-wing newspapers also attacked the court today.