864.4061 Motion Pictures/70: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Hungary (Montgomery)

40. Your no. 26, February 13, 4 p.m. Since it appears from your telegram that two Jewish managers, both of local film producing companies, have thus far been admitted to the Hungarian Film Chamber thus authorizing them to head distributing organizations there, you should point out to the appropriate Foreign Office officials informally but as a matter of record that this Government is of the opinion that this fact appears to constitute discrimination against American producers who may have local Jewish managers who are excluded from membership in the Film Chamber on racial grounds. You should express the hope that such managers for American companies may be [Page 619] admitted to the Film Chamber on the same basis as Jewish managers of local producing companies.

If you have not already done so, please forward by despatch copies and translations of all laws or regulations constituting the Film Chamber.