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Confiscation of Jewish Property in Hungary Urged in Radio Broadcasts

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German-controlled Hungarian radio stations have unleashed a barrage of violent anti-Jewish propaganda, branding the Jews in the country “an alien and dangerous element which must be deprived of all rights and excluded from economic life.”

The broadcasts, repeated several times a day in various forms, also urge the confiscation of Jewish property and point out that this can now be achieved with the aid of the German Army. Articles from pro-Nazi Hungarian newspapers demanding “a strict policy with regard to the Jews” are also being broadcast over the Budapest radio and other stations.

The London News Chronicle, a leading daily newspaper, today expresses the opinion that “the massacre of Jews in Hungary will not be delayed long.” It predicts that pogroms against Jews are likely to take place in Rumania also as a result of the new situation. “There is now no country to where the unhappy Jews of Hungary can escape,” the article says.

Other London newspapers carry similar articles emphasizing the tragedy of the Jews in Hungary and pointing out that some of them would have had an opportunity of leaving the country even before the end of the war had Hungary not been occupied.

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