Prague (Jun. 16)
Despite promises by Czechoslovak authorities in Prague that the rounding up of Carpathian Jews for repatriation to the Soviet Union will be suspended pending the receipt of a reply from Moscow to proposals made by the Czechoslovak Government on the Jewish issue, provincial authorities in Slovakia were reported to have deported twenty-eight Carpathian Jews last Friday.
Among the deported were several chalutzim who were waiting to proceed to Palestine. One of them, a girl, attempted to commit suicide, but was saved. The Jewish community in Bratislava is reported to have intervened for them with the Slovak authorities, but to no avail. The twenty-eight were seized at Michalovce, near the Russian frontier.