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Church Bells Proclaim Anti-semitic Victory in Budapest Elections

October 4, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Hungary’s capital seethed with excitement today when church bells proclaimed the victory of the anti-Semitic organization, Race Purifiers, in the municipal elections. The contest for city mayor was waged between Sipoecz of the Race Purifiers and the democrat, Barczy, who was supported by the government.

Barczy received thirty votes less than Sipoecz. All the forces of the government and of the anti-Semitic parties were thrown into the battle. It was stated that the outcome of the contest would determine the future course of events in Hungary. Count Bethlen came to Budapest expressly to aid in the election campaign.

When the new city council opened its session today large crowds of members of anti-Semitic organizations assembled outside to celebrate their victory.

Noise and tumult accompanied these demonstrations during which outcries of “Down with the Jews” were made. The police intervened, preventing violence.

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