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Jews in Hungary gain full rights to testify in court

Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, circa 1855, detail
By imperial decree, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria-Hungary lifted all restrictions on Jews testifying in court in Hungary continuing the small reforms he had begun earlier.  Seven weeks before, he had abolished the requirement that Jews gain the permission of the authorities before they marry.   (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Raphael Patai, The Jews of Hungary: History, Culture, Society (Detroit,MI: Wayne State University Press, 1996), 302.


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