Jewish Men and Women Placed in Hungarian War Factories; Swedish Relief Disrupted

The German radio announced today that Jewish men between the ages of 16 and 60, and women up to the age of 40 have been placed at lave labor in Hungarian war factories. The broadcast follows an announcement earlier this week that such action was contemplated.

Meanwhile, Swedish efforts to aid Jews in Hungary through the Red Cross have been disrupted as a result of the new situation there. The newspaper Svenska Dagbladed reports that the Swedish Red Cross had made large-scale preparations, including the appointment of Waldemar Langlet, who has been living in Hungary for many years, has a special Red Cross delegate attached to the Swedish legation in Budapest.

Langlet has already established three relief bureaus and several kindergartens for Jews in Budapest, while Asta Nilsson, who headed Swedish Red Cross kindergartens in Budapest all during the last war, has been sent there to direct the new kindergartens. The question at present, the Svenska Dagbladet says, is whether it will be possible to carry out these activities in view of present conditions. It expresses the opinion that the chances of doing so are “slight.”

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