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Jews Can Take Magyar Names, Hungarian Minister Avers

July 1, 1935
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Dr. Nikolaus Kozma, Hungarian Minister of the Interior, today denied that Jews are not permitted to change their foreign-sounding names for the more acceptable Magyar names.

This statement came in answer to a question asked him in the Parliament about the alleged charges that the Ministry of the Interior is withholding such permission from Jewish applicants.

He himself, he stated, has granted numerous such petitions to Hungarian Jews to Magyarize their names.

The rush of Jews to change their foreign-sounding names is occasioned by the recent increase in anti-Jewish feeling throughout Hungary.

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