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Hungarian Vice-premier Endeavors to Explain Police Raids on Jews

(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.