No Anti-semitism Found in Hungary; Many Jews Want to Go to Israel

Many Jews in Hungary would like to emigrate to Israel, to reunite with their relatives, if permitted to leave the country, Dr. Walter Preuss, deputy dean of the department of economics at the Hebrew University, reported here last night. Dr. Preuss just returned from Budapest where he attended a Congress on Cooperatives.

According to the educator, there seemed to be no anti-Semitism in Hungary. He said he found the Jewish community of Budapest partly integrated into Hungary’s new social pattern. Nevertheless, he stated, some Hungarian Jews would choose to go to Israel.

Dr. Preuss reported that he found in Hungary warm understanding of Israel, especially its achievements in agriculture, the growth and development of the kibbutzim and the cooperative movement. Both governmental and professional circles, he said, are “highly appreciative” of Israel’s accomplishments in those fields.

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