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1,100 Liberated Hungarian Jews Arrive in Rumania; Were Held by Germans As Slave Workers

Two groups comprising 1,100 Hungarian Jews liberated from slave labor arrived in Rumania today on route to their home in the parts of Hungary now occupied by the Russian Away. They were visited by the president of the Rumanian Red Cross, Dr. Costinescu, who asked then whether they would prefer to emigrate to Palestine.

One of the groups consists of 700 Hungarian Jews who had been deported by the Germans to hard labor in the Ukraine and were released when that territory was retaken by the Russian armies. The other group consists of 400 Jews from Hungary who were liberated by Marshal Tito’s Yugoslav liberation forces from the Bor copper mines in Serbia together with 1,600 other Jews who were deported from Hungary for slave labor in the mines.