Jews in Budapest were ordered into designated houses in preparation for deportation.
The increasing urgency in Rotta's communications with the Vatican appear to me to indicate that he had come to believe that the deported Jews were being murdered. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, Angelo Rotta was almost the only senior Catholic prelate actively working to save the Jews of Hungary. In his correspondence with government ministers Rotta referred to the "baptised Jews" as his first priority - in appropriate diplomatic language, but in this document the nuncio's language is rapidly becoming more inclusive. His description of the transports bears the hallmarks of either someone who had seen it first hand, or a description given to him from a trusted source.
In this document Rotta was convinced that the tensions that were dividing the Hungarian cabinet over the deportations would reach a breaking point in favour of halting. He believed a direct intervention from the Holy See, and by this he could only mean the pope, would push the hesitant and more moderate elements into action against the "fanatical elements" who went far and above the demands set out by the Germans.