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Hungarian Government’s Interpretation of Treaty Terms on Restitution is Questioned

Discrepancies between the spirit of the Hungarian peace treaty and the interpretation now being made by the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in regard to restitution problems were pointed out today by Dr. Ernoe Munkacsi, general secretary of the Central Board of Hungarian Jews, in an article in Uj Elet, weekly publication of the Jewish community.

Dr. Munkacsi cited the possible differences in interpretations concerning property which the treaty defined as having been placed under “compulsory management” during the pro-Nazi regime and which the government describes as having been under “control;” also, the government’s interpretation of the treaty requirement for “fair” compensation for destroyed property as meaning “adequate compensation.”