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30 Hungarian Jews Sentenced to Imprisonment in Czechoslovakia for Crossing Frontier

Thirty Hungarian Jewish refugees were arrested by Czechoslovak frontier guards near Bratislava while attempting to cross the frontier illegally to reach Austria, it was learned here today. They were tried immediately and sentenced to six months imprisonment and return to Hungary after serving their sentences.

The Czech authorities have greatly strengthened their border controls to prevent illegal movements from Hungary to Austria over Czech territory. Near Bratislava deep trenches and fences are now being constructed.

According to reports here, some 100 Jewish refugees are now held in Czechoslovakia, at Bratislava and other points, and are faced with forced return to Hungary.