STOCKHOLM (Aug. 1)
The Swedish press today estimates that 330,000 Jews had been deported from Hungary before July 1, and that since that date only occasional transports occurred.
The Swedish radio last night broadcast the full texts of the exchange of messages between King Gustav of Sweden and Admiral Nicholas Horthy, Regent of Hungary, with regard to situation of the Jews in Hungary.
King Gustav’s message to Regent Horthy reads: “After having learned about the extremely severe measures that your government has resorted to against the Jewish population in Hungary, I take the liberty of personally appealing to four Excellency in the name of humanity to save those who still remain to be saved of this hapless people. This appeal is inspired by my feelings of old friendship toward your country and my sincere apprehension for Hungary’s good name and reputation in the community of nations.”
The text of Horthy’s reply was: “I have received the telegraphic appeal that Your Majesty addressed to me. With feelings of the greatest understanding, I beg Your Majesty to rest assured that I am doing everything in my power in the present circumstances to ensure that principles of humanity and justice are respected. I much appreciate the feelings of friendship toward our country that Your Majesty expressed and I beg Your Majesty to preserve these feelings toward the Hungarian nation in its heavy trials.”