National Affairs: FLIGHT OUT OF HUNGARY: FROM TERROR TO LIBERTY

This way! This way to Austria!

AS THE dark figures, feet clinking with ice, shuffled across the frozen swampland, friendly Austrian voices greeted them and white handkerchiefs waved. All last week they came, every day thousands of refugees from stricken Hungary, peasant families, workers, students, young children with notes of identity pinned to their clothing. Once across the frontier ditch they would look back, and there would be a wild shouting of names. Women refugees kissed the first people they met, turned aside and wept. Men pulled off frozen-fingered gloves and shook hands.

Some had been three and four days on the road,...

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