Sunday, August 3, 2014
ADSS 10.281 Luigi Maglione to William Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate, UK - Hungarian Jews
10.281 Cardinal Maglione to William Godfrey, Ap Del, UK
Reference: Telegram 571 (AES 4955/44)
Location and date: Vatican, 29.07.1944
Summary statement: News of steps taken by the Holy See for the Hungarian Jews.
Following my telegram number 566 (1), I wish to inform your Excellency that, the Budapest Nunciature, has informed us that the august appeal of the Holy Father led Regent Horthy to take a firmer stand on the racial issue and also stimulated the bishops to take more intense activity on behalf of the victims of the racial laws so that the government promised Cardinal Seredi that they would stop the deportations and the special exemptions. (2) The nunciature added that the situation has, in fact, improved.
Your Excellency may, if deemed appropriate, confidentially communicate the above to the World Jewish Congress (5 New Cavendish Street). (3)
(1) Telegram sent 12.07.1944 (ASES 4291/44). Not published in ADSS. See ADSS 10.274
(2) See ADSS 10.265
(3) See ADSS 10.273