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Hungarian Jews Get Plea Not to Hate East German State and People for Crimes of Nazis

The current issue of Uj Klet, organ of the Jewish community of Budapest, carries a letter from the “German Democratic Council” and excerpts from some of its literature which call for the Hungarian Jews not to hate the German people and the new East German Republic for the crimes of the Nazis.

The letter from the council says that it would be wrong “to mingle hatred of the German fascists with the German people.” It also called on the Jews to greet the new East German Republic in the same spirit as did Joseph Stalin and Matjes Rakosi, the Hungarian Foreign Minister.