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50,000 Jews in Hungary Arrested; Suicides Among Hungarian Jews Mounting

April 5, 1944
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A report reaching here today from Budapest estimates that more than 50,000 Jews have been arrested in Hungary since the occupation of the country by German troops.

The report quotes the Hungarian press as stating that the number of suicides among Jews is increasing. Among those who have committed suicide by taking gas are a prominent 65-year-old Jewish industrialist, Erno Vadaz, also a number of former municipal officials. Several Jews have taken their lives by throwing themselves from windows of high buildings, while the majority of suicides took poison, the report said.

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