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Jewish Delegation Ignored by High Authorities in Hungary; All Members Deported

Reports reaching Jewish organizations here today reveal that a delegation of Hungarian Jews who were held by the Nazis in Oswiecim and other camps recently sought an audience with high Hungarian authorities to make an appeal that Jews who were inmates of Nazi camps should not be deported from their homes in Budapest.

The reports state that not only was the delegation not received by the authorities, but that all its members together with their families were rounded up within a few days and expelled from the Hungarian capital.

(In Washington, President Truman this week-end issued a statement charging the Communist Government of Hungary with “infamous conduct” in its mass deportation of Hungarian citizens. He said that the United States Government would “render the Hungarian Government accountable before the world” for these actions. The President’s statement was issued after receipt of an appeal from the recent international labor conference at Milan that he intervene. The Milan parley’s action was initiated by a report from the Jewish Labor Committee.)