Zurich (Sep. 29)
A special census of all Jews remaining in Bulgaria has been proceeding this month, it is reported in Sofia papers reaching here today. The Commissioner for Jewish Affairs has instructed the police to take action against any Jew who does not fill out the prescribed census forms during September.
The papers also report that the Sofia municipal council has purchased from the national government several buildings which were confiscated from Jews deported several months ago.
The crushing defeat the Nazis are suffering in Russia and their reverses in Italy are tempering the severity with which Hungary deals with the Jews. Budapest papers received here today report that the Court of Appeals this week reversed the jail sentence imposed upon a Jewish mechanic convicted of “race pollution” and declared that a fine was sufficient punishment for the offense. This is the first time that a Jew accused of this “crime” has not been jailed in Hungary.