On the same day as Rotta sent this telegram to Rome, the concentration of Hungarian Jews outside of Budapest began.
Friday, July 11, 2014
ADSS 10.137 Angelo Rotta to Luigi Maglione
Reference: Telegram 185 (AES 2711/44)
Location and date: Budapest, 07.04.1944 (sent 14.55); received Rome 08.04.1944 @ 13.00.
Summary statement: Intervention made to mitigate the anti-Jewish decrees.
I received your telegram 222. (1)
I have already intervened with the Hungarian Government, in the name of the Holy See to obtain mitigations of the anti-Jewish decrees. The actions of the Apostolic Nunciature … have obtained only … special modifications for the baptised. Given the current environment I do not believe it opportune to take further steps. (2)
(1) See ADSS 10.133
(2) See ADSS 10.153