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Hungarians Who Fled the Country Permitted to Claim Their Property

August 10, 1964
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A decree issued by the Hungarian Government relaxed restrictions against property left in Hungary by persons who had escaped from the country between April 1945 and March 1963, according to a Budapest dispatch received here today. The decree affects Hungarians, who had fled the country during the 1956 exodus of thousands of Hungarians who left after the aborted revolution–which was quashed by Soviet tanks and among whom there were many Jews.

Under the decree, persons who had fled illegally “can dispose of their goods according to regulations relating to foreign subjects.” Persons wishing to dispose of property left in Hungary must, however, seek authorization of Hungarian officials in charge of foreign-currency regulations, before disposing of their assets.

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