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Budapest Seeks Exchange of Hungarians in U.S. for Jews

A plan providing for the repatriation of Hungarians living in the United States in exchange for Hungarian Jews is to be broached at Washington by the Budapest Government, it was indicated today. The Government newspaper Hefto announced that the plan was under consideration by the Hungarian Interior Ministry. The project, which has been suggested here before, received new impetus with the arrival in Budapest of a delegation of 25 Hungarians now living in the United States.

It is expected the Foreign Ministry will submit concrete proposals at Washington. According to Hefto, the scheme would call for the initial exchange of American Hungarians possessing funds or property, to equalize the capital taken out of the country by Jewish emigrants.