10,000 Jews Arrested in Hungary, Hundreds of Suicides Reported
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10,000 Jews Arrested in Hungary, Hundreds of Suicides Reported

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The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet today reports that more than 10,000 Jews had been arrested and placed in concentration camps in Hungary by last Friday. “Several hundred Jews have committed suicide and thousands continue to flee from their homes with little hope of escaping,” the paper says.

The drive against the Jews in Hungary is conducted under German supervision, the report continued. Many of the arrested Jews are being deported to unknown destinations while others are being conscripted for slave labor. The property of arrested Jews is being confiscated, and further anti-Jewish action of a more sweeping nature is expected.

The Hungarian radio, meanwhile, continues to broadcast anti-Jewish propaganda. It alleges that about 40,000 Jews have moved to Budapest from other parts of the country since the outbreak of the war and charges that “Jewish leaders are taking sides against Hungary and her allies through international connections just as they did in the last war.”

The Budapest radio today tried to impress upon the Hungarian people that “the Jews in Hungary gambled for the enemy’s victory and were doing all they could to break the resistance of our country.” It added that “despite the unique Jewish organization in the capital, the economic and political strength of Budapest will prevent Jews from bringing about the ruin of the country.”

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