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Hitler Pressing His Puppet States to Exterminate All Their Jews

The Office of War Information today quoted Swiss newspapers reporting that Hitler is pressing the puppet states of Rumania, Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia to follow his policy of immediate extermination of the Jews in Europe.

At the same time the Federal Communications Commission today recorded an announcement made by the Nazi radio stations that the Hungarian ex-Premier Bela Imredy, in a speech yesterday, demanded the “speeding up of the solution of the Jewish problem.”

The Basler Nachrichten, a Swiss newspaper quoted by the Office of War Information, said that the order of the Hungarian Premier, Nicholas von Kallay, calling up all Jews of military age for forced labor service with the army attracted special attention in Rumania and is regarded there as a sign that “the hour has struck” for the Jews in South-Eastern Europe. It emphasizes that Hitler has always pressed for a “solution of the Jewish question” in the balkans and that in Croatia and Slovakia practically all Jews have been deported, while in Rumania Jews are being exterminated by banishment to devastated parts of Axis-occupied Ukraine.

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