Vienna (Jan. 27)
Some Jews are being caught up in the mass repatriation of “Volksdeutehe” (racial Germans) from the Russian were of Vienna, a Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent was told today.
There are frequent reports that when those rounded up for repatriation protest to the Russian officers and show proof that they had been in Nazi concentration camps or in hiding as anti-Nazi political foes or as Jews, the reply usually is: “Good, Germany needs people like you.”
An undetermined number of Jews are also included among the 450,000 disenfranchised German-speaking Hungarians who are being sent from Hungary to Germany, according to the Vilegossag, the Hungarian Socialist Party organ, and other sources.
The Allied Central Commission in Hungary ruled on Now. 20 that those who had registered their mother tongue as German and nationality as Hungarian would be exempted from repatriation, provided they could prove persecution by the German minority because they claimed Hungarian nationality. But some Jews of Hungarian nationality are being shipped back to Germany because they were unable to furnish such proof.