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Christians of Jewish Origin Ordered to Register in Budapest

September 3, 1939
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Mayor Karl Zsendy of Budapest issued a decree today ordering all persons of Jewish origin who are not regarded as Jews under the terms of the second anti-Jewish law to register at City Hall to obtain “Aryan Certificates.” Persons affected by the decree must produce documents proving that they are entitled to exemption, such as evidence of being born Christian prior to 1895 or that their parents or grandparents arrived in Hungary before 1848 and were born Christians.

A special office has been established for issuance of the “Aryan Certificates” to ex-servicemen possessing war distinctions, Olympic champions, privy councillors and other special categories exempted from operation of the anti-Jewish legislation.

Details of the anti-Jewish law have been published in an official communique. October 1 and October 15 are the key dates, at which times persons who fall into the category of Jews must prepare to give up their posts.

As from Oct. 1, every periodical under Jewish proprietorship must cease publication or change ownership unless the words, “Jewish publication,” are printed in large letters on the cover. Members of all professions and trades must by Oct. 15 provide details as to their racial descent and earnings.

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