BUDAPEST (Aug. 5)
Slovakian soldiers fighting on the Soviet front under Nazi military command addressed themselves by telegram to Dr. Joseph Tiso, President of Slovakia, demanding that the Jews in the Nazi puppet-state be annihilated, it is reported today in the Grenzbote, a Nazi paper published in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.
“Please order a final settlement with the Jews in Slovakia,” the telegram is quoted as reading. The message to the Slovakian President is signed “your soldiers.”
Meanwhile the Jews conscripted in Slovakia for forced labor have been ordered by the Hlinka guards to work on Saturdays. The majority of the Jews in Slovakia are extremely orthodox, and the new order is therefore a great blow to Slovakian Jewry. In addition to forcing them to work on the Sabbath day, the Hlinka guards who are acting as supervisors over the Jewish labor corps, announced that only the poor Jewish laborers will be fed and only during working hours, while those Jews who will be classified as being able to pay for food will have to provide their own.