500 Jews Seized in Budapest Raids; 30 to Be Deported

THIRTY OF MORE THAN 500 JEWS SEIZED IN POLICE RAIDS HERE WILL BE DEPORTED TO THEIR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN, IT WAS STATED TODAY. THEY WERE DETAINED FOR DEPORTATION WHEN THEY COULD NOT PRODUCE PROPER IDENTIFICATION PAPERS.

THE RAIDS, LARGEST IN BUDAPEST’S HISTORY, WERE CARRIED OUT DURING THE NIGHT IN THE CITY’S JEWISH QUARTER, THE POLICE DRAGGING MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM THEIR BEDS AND RUSHING THEM BY AUTOMOBILE TO HEADQUARTERS, WHERE THEY WERE HELD FOR QUESTIONING THE ENTIRE DAY. ALL BUT THE 30 HELD FOR DEPORTATION WERE RELEASED.

THE OFFICIAL HUNGARIAN NEWS AGENCY ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT THE ALIENS DEPARTMENT ALONE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RAIDS. IN THE FUTURE, IT DECLARED, IDENTIFICATION PAPERS OF FOREIGNERS WILL BE EXAMINED STRICTLY BEFORE THEY ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE COUNTRY.

SMALLER RAIDS WERE CARRIED OUT IN THE SUBURBS OF ALTHOFEN, WHERE 15 PERSONS WERE ARRESTED, AND IN BONYHAD, SITE OF A FAMOUS YESHIVA.

TODAY’S NEWSPAPERS GIVE PROMINENT DISPLAY TO THE RAIDS, EMPHASIZING THEIR UNUSUAL NATURE. THE ACTION WAS MOTIVATED, IT WAS STATED, BY THE SUSPICION THAT MANY POLISH JEWS HAD ENTERED THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY IN RECENT MONTHS. THE ANTI-SEMITIC PAPER VIRRADAT JUSTIFIES THE RAIDS ON THE GROUND OF AN INFLUX OF GALICIAN JEWS.

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