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Hungarian Lutheran Bishop Calls on Christians to Treat Jews “as Brothers”

November 30, 1947
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Bela Kapik, Lutheran Bishop of Budapest, has issued a pastoral letter to all affiliated Protestant churches urging Christians to treat Jews “as brothers.” The message was sent in the form of a report on the recent European conference on anti-Semitism at Seelisberg, Switzerland.

The Bishop also called on the Jews to refrain from any spirit of revenge against the persons who formerly persecuted them. He insisted that it was not the Hungarian people who were responsible for anti-Jewish activities during the pro-Nazi regime, but the government officials and their laws.

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