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Ruthless Anti-jewish Drive Pressed by Hungary in Carpatho-ukraine

July 12, 1939
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Private Prague advices said today that Hungary is ruthlessly applying its anti-Jewish laws to the Carpatho-Ukraine, formerly part of Czechoslovakia.

While before the Hungarian occupation of the territory, almost daily appeals to the Carpathian Jews as “our Hungarian brothers” had been carried over the government radio, now the Jews there are being subjected to systematic persecution. Hundreds are receiving deportation orders and many are being pronounced “stateless” without reason. Three hundred Jews have been arrested in the town of Kaschau alone as “illegal immigrants” although they had settled under the former regime and had lived in Carpatho-Russia for many years.

The Hungarian organ Esti Ujsag, which before the invasion was most friendly to Jews and especially so to the Carpathian Jews, has just published an article containing detailed statistics on the proportion of Jews in Carpathian towns and concluding with an outspoken anti-Jewish attack.

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