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Removal of Budapfst Jews to Ghetto Started; All Jewish Firms Must Close Today

April 24, 1944
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The transfer of Jews in Budapest from various sections of the city to “closed districts” is now in full swing, it was disclosed today in a broadcast by Lasio Endre, Hungarian Commissioner for Jewish Affairs. In the meantime, a curfew has been imposed upon Jews in the sections from which they are to be removed, prohibiting them from appearing on the streets between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The Budapest radio today also reported that in accordance with the decree liquidating all Jewish firms, all Jewish enterprises must close as of today. Their owners can enter them only to help the authorities in taking inventories. The only Jewish commercial establishments that will be permitted to remain are those whose existence is essential to the Hungarian war effort. They will be managed, however, by special government commissars.

Hungarian newspapers reaching here today carry a warning stating that “Jews who are using Mogen David Badges made of white linen on the pretext that there is a shortage of yellow material, will be prosecuted. The papers also report that Jews will be expelled from membership in the National Federation of Hungarian Industrialists

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