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Russian Pale Method of Settlement Introduced in Hungary

May 21, 1929
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The method of the Russian Pale of Settlement, restricting the right of residence for Jews, has been introduced in Hungary.

By an order of the district judge, Jews were prohibited from settling in the township Kunmadaras. The prohibition is directed also against those who marry into families who are natives of Kunmadaras.

Hungarian Jewish Leaders vigorously protested against the district judge’s order, which is contrary to law in representations made to the Ministry of the Interior.

An interesting development is reported in the Hungarian Jewish press. The Minister of Commerce, Hermann, was approached by the Jewish community of Szongrad to postpone the weekly market day from Saturdays to an other day. The Minister refused the petition, but in doing so he assumed the role of a champion of the Jewish religion. There is no need for postponing the market day since the majority of the Jews in Szongrad keep their stores open on the Sabbath and, too, Jewish merchants from other centers will not come to the Szongrad market day since it is impossible to obtain Kosher food there, he stated.

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