Six thousand seven hundred copies of the first edition of the Hungarian Jewish Biographical Dictionary, a sort of who’s who in Hungarian Jewry, was seized by the police as the result of a decision rendered by the Budapest court.
The court ruled in the complaint of Professor Wessly of the University of Fuenfkirchen, who was included in the who’s who and described as an Hungarian Christian of Jewish origin. Prof. Wessly as many others of the nobility and of social standing in Hungarian society, complained against the editors, who asserted that they were either of Jewish origin or baptized Jews. The court ruled that describing a Magyar as a former Jew is libel. Prof. Wessly is a Christian and a member of nobility.
The publishers have appealed to a higher court against the confiscation order.
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