Budapest (Aug. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The raids conducted by the police on aliens were carried out in G1 Hungarian towns and villages. Three hundred and ninety-one persons were arrested, ninety per cent, of whom were Jews. Deportation proceedings have been started against those arrested.
The Jewish Landeskanzlei intervened with the government, requesting that a stay of deportation be granted until those threatened with deportation are in a position to liquidate their businesses. The Board also argued that a great number of those arrested have lived in Hungary for a score of years.
In a statement issued by Vice-Premier Vasz it was officially denied that the raids had an anti-Semitic character. The statement declares that the raids were undertaken as a general measure of safety without regard to the religion of the persons affected.