ZURICH (Jun. 26)
In an attempt to counteract Allied warnings to the Nazi satellites concerning post-war punishment of persons participating in the persecution of Jews, the German radio has started a series of talks to the Balkan countries urging them to pursue a “merciless anti-Jewish policy.”
The series opened today with a broadcast in the Bulgarian language denouncing the Jews in the usual Nazi terms and stressing that “the struggle against Jewry is in general indivisible. It is impossible to make an exception for the Jews of Bulgaria,” the broadcast continued. “There can be no question of any limitation of the anti-Jewish policy or any justification for tolerance or mercy.”
Meanwhile, the Nazi Transkontinent Press today said that the last Jews in Budapest were driven into ghettos on midnight Saturday. It adds that the chief of police has forbidden Jews to leave their homes in the ghetto except between two and five pm daily. Jews must not receive visitors, must not talk to anybody on the street from their windows, and are barred from all parks. House porters have been instructed to report to the police immediately if any Jewish resident is not in his home during the prescribed hours.