Hungary Charged with Using Jewish Women for “amusement” of German Soldiers
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Hungary Charged with Using Jewish Women for “amusement” of German Soldiers

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The Yugoslav Government-in-Exile today released a report charging the Hungarian authorities with sending large groups of young Jewish women to eastern Europe” for the amusement of German soldiers on the Eastern front.” Other transports of Jewish women are being sent from Hungary to Germany for forced labor, the report said.

The information was received by the Yugoslav Government from its intelligence agents in Hungary. “Jews in parts of Yugoslavia under Hungarian occupation have been put into special Jewish camps,” the report continued. “Such camps are to be found in Segedin, Subotica, and Backa Palanka. In these last two towns, which are on Yugoslav territory, the camps are near the railway station. From these two camps some Jews have been sent to work in Serbia of which 46 have been liberated by a unit of General Mihailovich’s army. It is now believed that about five thousand Jews from Hungary proper have been deported to work outside of Hungary. All Jewish property in Hungary has been confiscated. Heads of families have been allowed to take with them at the most one thousand pengoes in cash.”

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