This Day in Jewish History / Hungary enacts first anti-Jewish law
Under pressure from the Nazis, the country gradually limited Jews' access to universities and professions and barred them from marrying or sleeping with non-Jews.
On May 29, 1938, Hungary enacted its first anti-Jewish law. Although the country had not been occupied or annexed by Nazi Germany, under pressure from the Nazis, it began to adopt restrictions on its Jewish population similar to the Nuremberg Laws adopted in Germany in September 1935. In Hungary, the first law set quotas on the numbers of Jews who could be employed in a range of...
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