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Ghetto Already Established in 34 Hungarian Cities, Official Announces

Hungarian Commissioner for Jewish Affairs Lazlo Endre today made public a list of thirty-four cities, outside of Budapest, where ghettos for Jews have been established. The list, which was broadcast by the Budapest radio, includes most of the cities with substantial Jewish populations. They are:

Kassa (Kosice), Satoral jaujhely, Ungvar (Uzhorod), Munkacs, Beregszasz, Hegyszoelloes, Telsce, Huszt, Aknaszlabna, Marmarossziget, Nagybanya, Szatmarnemeti (Satumare), Mateszalka, Kisvarda, Nyiregyhaza, Szilagysomlyo, Marosvasarhely, Sepsiszentgyoergy, Csikszereda, Csiksomlyo, Gyergyoszentmiklos, Gyergyoszarhegy, Syergyovaslam, Marosheviz, Beszterce (Bistritza), Des, Szamosujvar, Nagyvared (Oraderare), Kolozsvar (Cluj), Nagyszalonta, Gyula, Mako, Szeged, Szabadka (Subotica).

Endre’s announcement said that Jews in other towns would also be transferred to these ghettos or to new ones that may still be established.

Hungarian newspapers received here report that widows or orphans of Jews killed doing labor service at the Russian front are not included among the families of war veterans who are exempt from wearing yellow Mogen David badges.

The newspapers complain that the authorities are encountering difficulties in securing skilled persons to take over important industrial and commercial posts formerly held by Jews. They also report that obstacles have been met in taking over small Jewish shops.

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