STOCKHOLM (Jul. 7)
The appeal made by King Gustav of Sweden to Admiral Horthy, the Regent of Hungary, to prevent further extermination of Hungarian Jews was the result of information received here that the Germans are making preparations to have all Jews of Hungary deported from the country by July 15, it is revealed today in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
This disclosure is made by Prof. Hugo Valentine of Upsala University. He also reveals that during the German-Hungarian negotiations preceding Germany’s occupation of Hungary, Hitler declared that he would not allow any compromise on the treatment of Hungarian Jews.
“There is reason for extreme pessimism regarding the fate of the Jews in Hungary,” Prof. Valentin writes. “Theirs is no longer a question of persecution and deportation, but only of mass-murder.”
The Swedish newspapers today report that the 11,000 Jews whom the Nazis hurriedly removed from the Dvinsk ghetto “to an unknown destination,” had all been deported from central European countries to Latvia for forced labor.