Hungarian Government Takes Drastic Measures to Discourage Assistance for Jews

The Hungarian Government today took drastic measures to discourage non-Jews in Hungary from assisting the Jews, who are being deprived of their property and placed in ghettos.

The correspondent of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports from Budapest that a series of orders issued by the Hungarian authorities provide severe punishment, including internment, for Hungarians who shelter Jews or help them in any other way. The correspondent also reports that since all Jews of Budapest cannot be herded into one ghetto, the authorities have established several ghettos in the suburbs of Budapest, Kispest, and Szebet which are sections most exposed to air raids.

King Gustav of Sweden today attended a gathering of Swedish church groups at which Archbishop Erling Eidem denounced the anti-Jewish persecutions in Germany and in Nazi-satellite countries. “Might does not make right, and violence does not make justice,” Archbishop Eidem said. “The people of a certain race and ancestry, like the unfortunate Jews, must not be persecuted or tormented because they belong to this race or ancestry. It is not only barbarous, it is sinful.”

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