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Hungarian Govt. Decorates J.D.C. Director; Premier Lauds Aid Given by American Jewry

Acting on behalf of President Zoltan Tildy, Hungarian Premier Lajos Dinnyes today decorated to Joseph J. Schwartz, European director of the Joint Distribution Committee, with the Order of Cross and Star, Second Class, which until now has been bestowed only upon foreign ministers.

The ceremony took place in the Premier’s off ice in the presence of Hungarian Jewish leaders. Dinnyes expressed his gratitude to American Jewry for the aid given to the People of Hungry throng the J.P.O. during “most difficult times,” emphasizing stated that the J.D.C. will continue to help the Jews in Hungary to become self-supporting.