Hundreds of Jewish Students Died Fighting Russians in Hungary

More than 300 Jewish students died in the fighting between Hungarians and Soviet troops up to Nov. 3 and more must have been killed since, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today.

Its informant, a 27-year-old Jewish member of Petofi, the Hungarian writers club, said that the majority of Jewish students had participated in the battles against the Russians and that Jewish high school and university students had demonstrated outstanding courage. It is for this reason, the sources said, that with the exception, of a very small number of anti-Semitic incidents in the early days of the fighting that nothing of an anti-Jewish nature had occurred.

The informant said that among the exploits of a Jewish group fighting with the Hungarian forces was the capture of Soviet troops and the execution of a high-ranking Jewish officer of the Hungarian secret police. A large part of the 80,000 member Budapest Jewish population participated in the battles of the last few weeks, he asserted. The Budapest, arrived here with a bullet wound in the left foot.

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