ZURICH (Jun. 15)
Allied planes have dropped leaflets over Hungary urging the population to liberate the Jews from the ghettos, the German Transocean news agency reported today.
The same agency disclosed that the entire Jewish population of the city of Novi-Sad has been removed from their homes, and that separate ghettos for converted Jews have been established in Mako.
Pro-Nazi Hungarian newspapers reaching here from Budapest carry articles defending the death penalty for Jews escaping from ghettos and for those helping them to escape. The death penalty is also demanded for Jews concealing their property and for Hungarians aiding them to conceal it.
The Fueggetlenseg, organ of the Hungarian Government, reports that 20,000 Jews are “under rigorous gendarmerie investigation” in the ghetto of Nagyvarad in order to ascertain the places where they have allegedly hidden their valuables before being driven into the ghetto, as well as the names of their non-Jewish friends who supposedly helped them to hide the property. “Members of all classes in the Hungarian nation are concealing Jews, while Hungarian aristocrats are hiding Jewish treasures in their cellars,” the government paper complains.