BALKANS: Before the Storm

The suspicion that Germany may be losing the war—or may have already lost it—cankered the subject Balkans last week and brought rumblings of incipient revolt against the Nazis.

Hungary. An anti-Nazi national front including all the opposition parties was organized in Budapest to "rally ... to win independence." Its program: immediate cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of Hungarian troops from Russia; severance of relations with the Axis powers; establishment of freedom of speech, press, assembly; abolition of anti-Semitic laws; agrarian reforms. Berlin reported that 664 "Communists" had been arrested.

Bulgaria. Some 25,000...

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