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Hungarians Execute 120 Jews in Occupied Yugoslavian City

The execution of 120 Jews in the Hungarian-occupied city of Ujvidak, Yugoslavia, is reported here today.

The report says that in addition to the executions, the Hungarian occupational authorities imposed a collective fine of 500,000 pengoes on the Jews in Ujvidak and permitted the looting of nearly every Jewish home in the city “in reprisal for Jewish cooperation” with the Yugoslav guerrilla fighters.

Hungarian tribunals are taking action against many persons accused of harboring Jews who fled into Hungary from Slovakia in order to escape deportation to Poland, according to reports in Budapest papers reaching here today.

In one case before the Hungarian court Andor Rusznak, a shop assistant, has been sentenced to fifteen days imprisonment to be followed by internment for an indefinite period, for sheltering his sister-in-law, who is Jewish, and her two children. The woman and the two children were deported back to Slovakia. Similar sentences were meted out to a number of other Hungarians for giving accommodations to Slovakian Jewish refugees.

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