100,000 Budapest Jews Are Missing; 55,000 Are Dead, Remainder Are in Germany
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100,000 Budapest Jews Are Missing; 55,000 Are Dead, Remainder Are in Germany

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The Office of War Information today reported that the Swedish press estimates that 150,000 of Budapest’s 250,000 Jews were saved when the city was liberated.

The report states that 20,000 Budapest Jews died of starvation in concentration camps; 30,000 were sent to Germany for compulsory labor; 15,000 are being used for fortification work near the Austrian frontier and 35,000 were murdered by members of the Hungarian anti-Semitic Arrow-Cross party, the Gestapo and German Elite troops.

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