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Families Deported from Budapest Not Permitted to Take Their Belongings with Them

Reports reaching Jewish groups here from Hungary reveal that three times weekly trains leave Budapest with Jewish and Christian deportees for unnamed destinations. Families are allowed to take with them 60 pounds of luggage. Their furniture and other belongings is being taken away in trucks “to be sent later by freight trains.”

Upon arrival the place of destination, the deportees are “housed” in stables without beds or cooking facilities. All able-bodied men and women are forced to work not less than 12 hours a day to earn their food. The aged and those who are unable to work are charged double for the food if they have money to buy it, the reports state.