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Bethlen Against Camouflaging Anti-jewishness As Nationalism

October 16, 1923
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Permier Bethlen today replied to the accusation of Deputy Goemboes that the government had abandoned its national anti-Jewish principles and sold out the country for an international loan.

Bethlen declared that the government realizes that it must subordinate Hungary to the general interest of Europe. He was unwilling however, he said, to make the country dependent on the big banks which function for the good of the country.

Personally, he said, he was always opposed to unscrupulous attacks on Jews and big finance masquerading as nationalism.

A bill proposing the confiscation of all estates acquired by Jews during the war was introduced by a deputy from the Right. It proposes that the confiscated property be distributed among the peasants.

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