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Jews Expelled from Sub-carpathlan Towns in Hungary; Blocked Accounts Intensify Misery

The deportation of all Jews from the city of Munkaes and other towns in the sub-Carpathian regions of Hungary was reported here today from Budapest, at the same time that a German-language broadcast on the Budapest radio announced that new anti-Jewish decrees were published in today’s Official Gazette. The new decrees prohibit Jews in Hungary from wearing army or police uniforms.

The plight of the Jews in Hungary has been worsened as a result of the fact that all bank accounts have been blocked. Jewish funds are being used to defray the cost of the German occupation army which is estimated to be more than $4,000,000 a day.

Concerned over the continued protests by Cardinal Seredi against the anti-Jewish measures, the German military authorities in Hungary have placed the Cardinal and a number of Bishops under house arrest, it was reported here today. Other reports reaching here from Budapest state that 314 Jewish actors have been expelled from the Hungarian Chamber of Actors under the new anti-Jewish regulations.

The Slovakian Minister of Interior, Sano Mach, is quoted in a broadcast today over the Bratislava radio, as stating that only 8,000 Jews now remain in Slovakia which before the war had a Jewish population of 90,000. Mach emphasized that “in the last two months the number of Jews in the country has been materially reduced” and added that during March many Jews were sent to labor camps.

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