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Women in Hungary, Lying on Steps of Church, Beg Priests. to Save Jews

The deportation of Jews from Hungary is still continuing on an unprecedented scale despite Regent Nicholas Horthy’s recent promise to the Red Cross that no more Jews would be deported, it was reliably learned here today. Letters reaching Switzerland from Hungary written during the last days of July support this report, adding that the moving of Jews by Hungarian officials is now being accomplished at night.

A Budapest report also tells of a group of women lying flat on the steps of a church and urging the priests to intervene and save the Jews “in order to distract God’s wrath from the unhappy Hungarian people.” The belief that God will wreck vengeance on Hungary unless the religious persecution is stopped is a common one among the Hungarian people.