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Cheshvan 22

December 9, 2009 | by Aish.com

The deportation of Budapest Jews was resumed on this date in 1944. During this time, 20,000 Budapest Jews were shot by the banks of the Danube by Hungarian forces. Another 70,000 Jews were forced on a death march to Austria, of which the majority were either shot or died of starvation and exposure. Raoul Wallenberg was involved in saving some of Hungary's Jews. Out of 750,000 Jews that lived in Hungary before the war, only 30 percent survived.




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