[Appeal. Mayor of Capital City Budapest. June 10, 1944. No. 62.239./1944–IV.] Felhívás. Budapest Székesfőváros Polgármestere. 1944. június 10. 62.239./1944–IV. szám. Bódy László Dr, Deputy Mayor of Capital City of Budapest.
Confiscation of the Jewish Properties during Holocaust

[Appeal. Mayor of Capital City Budapest. June 10, 1944. No. 62.239./1944–IV.] Felhívás. Budapest Székesfőváros Polgármestere. 1944. június 10. 62.239./1944–IV. szám.

(Budapest): Kintzig János tanácsjegyző (Budapest székesfőváros házinyomdája), (1944). Original printed poster. With the coat of arms of Budapest. Signed in print by the Deputy Mayor of Capital City of Budapest. 315 × 475 mm. Tanned due to acidic paper. Folded once. Two small tears at upper and lover edges. Overall in fine condition.

Order of the Deputy Mayor regarding the compulsory report of the stocks and other properties in Jewish possession.

The so-called “redistribution of the Jewish properties on social basis” in Hungary has not started until the German occupation in 1944 March. The first statute about deportation was issued on April 7, 1944 and it contained orders regarding the deportees’ properties too, that should be confiscated.

The second act was on April 16, no. 1600/1944 – referred in this appeal – about the “aryanization of commerce and industry”, which stated that the Jews must report their properties over 10.000 Hungarian Pengő (exchange rate on June 30, 1944: 1 USD = 33.51 Pengő), and to deposit it in banks. Any sales and purchase contacts before March 22, 1944 declared vacate to avoid worth saving. The bank-accounts belonging to Jews were blocked, they received new passbooks issued with a printed Star of David on them.

The other statute this appeal refers to is the 1290/1944 enacted on May 26, ordains the banks to open their safe-deposits to inspect if there is any hidden "Jewish stocks" and other properties.

Dr. Bódy calls the banks to report about all the Jewish possessions that they could find until June 16, 1944.

Scarce document of the legal and financial background of the Hungarian Holocaust.

[Ref.: Ungváry, K.: „Nagy jelentőségű szociálpolitikai akció” – adalékok a zsidó vagyon begyűjtéséhez és elosztásához Magyarországon 1944-ben. In.: Évkönyv / 1956-os Magyar Forradalom Történetének Dokumentációs és Kutató Intézete. 10. Budapest, 2002. pp. 287–321.]

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