HUNGARY: Back in Business

Hungary's Communist government recently reopened Kis Tarcsa, notorious Nazi concentration camp near Budapest. Of its 8,000 present inmates, 90% are Jews.

The Communists do not necessarily persecute the Jews for the Nazis' racial reasons, but mainly because so many of the Jews are small businessmen, i.e., bourgeois "class enemies." One example: of Budapest's 19,000 clothing and textile stores, 18,000 are owned by Jews. Many of the stores have already been driven into bankruptcy by heavy taxation and government-operated shops which make a point of underselling them. The rest of the Jewish stores will shortly be expropriated, according to Hungarian Economic...

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