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Jewish Partisans in Hungary Attack Gestapo Train; Liberate Deported Jews

Jewish partisans in the sub-Carpathian section of Hungary, which was formerly a part of Czechoslovakia, last week attacked a train carrying deported Jews from Munkacevo and other sub-Carpathian towns to occupied Poland and released all the deportees, it is reported here today in dispatches from Hungary.

The liberated Jews are at present hiding in the woods in the Carpathian mountains. The Gestapo guards who were escorting the train were killed by the partisans, the report says. It also reveals that a Jewish partisan unit, composed of hundreds of Jews who escaped from Munkacevo and Uzhorod is now operating in the Carpathian section of Hungary and is being supplied with food by the local non-Jewish population.

Another report reaching here from Hungary states that the mass-deportation of Jews from sub-Carpathian towns is continuing. “Only a few thousand Jews still remain in various villages and hamlets,” the report says. “Others have been deported to Poland and to unknown destinations. It is known that several thousand young men and women have been sent to a labor camp in Upper Silesia to work in the coal mines there, and it is assumed that the remainder have been transported to the ‘annihilation camp’ in Treblinka, Belzeo and in the Lublin district.”

The Pester Lloyd, organ of the Hungarian Foreign Office, reports that the Jews who still remain in the sub-Carpathian town of Kosice are not permitted to leave their homes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The are also forbidden to enter any cafes, theatres, cinemas and public baths.

The Budapest radio today reports that the authorities are meeting with difficulties in segregating the Jews of Budapest in ghettos since many of the Jews are citizens of foreign or neutral countries and their governments are insisting that they be treated no differently than their non-Jewish nationals.

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