United Nations, N.Y. (Sep. 11)
Jewish workers were massacred in the two Hungarian cities of Papa and Miskolc “solely because they were Jews,” Hungary’s chief representatives at the United Nations, Peter Mod, admitted yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly meeting which was called to deal with the bloody events which took place in Hungary last October.
Efforts to elicit facts about pogroms in Hungary had been made during the investigation conducted by the UN’s Special Committee on Hungary which filed its report last June. Many witnesses are understood to have been questioned at closed meetings about anti-Semitism by at least one of the members of the unit, Prof. Enrique Rodriguez Fabregat of Uruguay.
In his address to the UN General Assembly yesterday, defending the present regime in Hungary, Mr. Mod stated: “In the centers of Szomod and Tat, in the Department of Gyor, the Nazi Party, which international public opinion will remember, was reorganized. The swastika reappeared on walls of houses. Chauvinistic incitement, irredentism, anti-Semitism and white terror were the corollaries of the appearance of the Fascist and reactionary parties. The counter-revolutionaries massacred workers at Papa and Miskolc solely because they were Jewish.”