Budapest Radio to Initiate Jewish Religious Service Broadcast
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Budapest Radio to Initiate Jewish Religious Service Broadcast

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A Jewish religious service will be broadcast once a month over Radio Budapest’s series of religious programs, it was reported here today. In the past, such broadcasts featured only Protestant and Catholic services.

It was also reported that the Central Board of Jews in Hungary, which suggested the broadcasting of Jewish services, also obtained permission for the publication of a Jewish yearbook. Publication of the annual was suspended in 1955; it is hoped that an issue will appear by the end of 1957.

Hungarian police today arrested Istvan Hegedues, a grave digger, on charges of systematically robbing Jewish graves in the town of Hod Mezovasarhely, near Szeged. When police searched his home they found many gold objects which Hegedues had removed from graves where they had been hidden by Hungarian Jews prior to their deportation in 1944. The authorities have charged Hegedues with robbing graves since 1952.

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