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Mass-suicides of Jews in Hungary; Reported As Result of Police Raids

A wave of Jewish suicides was reported here today from Hungary as a result of police raids on Jewish homes. An average of 300 raids take place nightly in Budapest among Jews, foreigners and anti-Nazi Hungarians, the report said. Some 800 people have been arrested in the last two weeks.

Many Jews committed suicide while the police were knocking at the doors of their homes, the report reveals. The Hungarian authorities are now considering prohibiting the sale of aspirin without a doctor’s prescription, since in most of the suicides the victims took their life by swallowing a large number of aspirin tablets.

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