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Mass-deportations of Jews from Hungary Predicted by Swiss Newspaper

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Mass-deportation of Jews from Hungary is predicted today in the Swiss newspaper Basler Nachrichten. The paper reports that pro-Nazi elements in Hungary are pressing for deportation, arguing that the segregation of Jews in ghettos “has merely aroused an unhealthy sympathy for Jews which is injurious to national interests.”

The shortage of rolling stock is the only reason why deportation of Jews to occupied Poland has been held up temporarily, the Swiss newspaper says. It reveals that arrangements for such deportations are now being discussed with the Hungarian State Railways.

Observers here believe that the announcement made recently by Laszlo Endre, Hungarian Commissioner for Jewish Affairs, that the housing shortage will definitely be ended by the end of August also indicates the deportation of Jews in the near future.

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