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Articles on the persecution of Hungarian Jews during the Nazi years appear more frequently in the Hungarian press, observers here note. The Hungarian literary weekly, “Elet es Irodalom” (Life and Literature), recently devoted an article to the life of the Jewish writer Bela Illes who died here last Jan. The article recounts how in 1937 Illes escaped to Moscow where he became a member of the Soviet army. He later returned to Hungary as a Soviet army officer during the Soviet liberation of Hungary. He found his mother in the Budapest ghetto where the Nazis had confined Hungarian Jews eventually to be sent to German concentration camps.