Rise of the Hungarian Anti-Semitism during the Interwar Period as Reason for the First Anti-Semitic Law Adoption in both Hungary and Europe in the 20th Century

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  • Document Language: Slovak
  • Published on: 30. 6. 2017
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Peter Mosný

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2017 • Volume 5 • Issue 2 • Pages 23-37 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: The results of the First World War had devastating effect on the Kingdom of Hungary. A new successor state, the Hungarian State, was created due to its governmental and territorial decay which was, furthermore, accompanied by political, economic, and social chaos. At the same time, there was an effort to answer the question whom to denounce responsible for the Hungarian failure in the Great War. It was the Hungarian Jews who became a symbolic scapegoat. The continual rise of the anti-Semitism among all the socio-economical strata of the Hungarian nation led to adoption of the first Hungarian, and simultaneously the very first European anti-Semitic law in the 20th Century. It was the Law No. XXV/1920.

Key Words: The Hungarian Successor State; Anti-Semitism; the Hungarian Jews; numerus clausus.

URL: https://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/archive/2017/02/SEI-2017-02-Studies-Mosny-Peter.pdf

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MOSNÝ, P. Poprvopovojnový vzrast maďarského antisemitizmu ako predpoklad prijatia prvého protižidovského zákona v Maďarsku i v Európe v 20. storočí. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2017, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 23-37 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: https://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/international-scientific-journal/archive/issue-2017-02/rise-of-the-hungarian-anti-semitism-during-the-interwar-period-as-reason-for-the-first-anti-semitic-law-adoption-in-both-hungary-and-europe-in-the-20th-century/.