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Hungarian Premier Explains the Difference Between ” Race Protectors” and “conservative Anti-semites”

March 2, 1926
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Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service

The difference between “Race Protectors” and ” Conservative anti-Semites” was explained by Count Bethlen, the Hungarian Premier, in an interview with the Budapest representative of tthe “Vossische Zeitung,” Dr. Alexander Redlich.

Replying to Dr. Redlich’s question about the number of ” Race Protectors” (Fascisti anti-Semites) in high places in the service of the State, as, for example, the Police Chief Nadossy, Count Bethlen replied:

” Nadossy is no Race Protector but a Conservative. This distinction must be very carefully kept in mind. There are in Hungary a large number of very Conservative-minded people and avowed anti-Semites, but they are nevertheless no race protectors. The Left are wrong in terming these people race protectors because they are thereby driving them into the camp of the race protectors. By race protectors we understand above all, people of Nationalist views, both in internal and foreign affairs, who are not far removed from the idea of a dictatorship. In addition to that, they have their well-known anti-Semitic program. According to this definition I can say that so far as I know, there are no race protectors in prominent State positions. On the other hand, it is right to say that there are men of extreme Conservative and anti-Semitic views holding such positions.”

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