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November 30, 1956
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Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP79R0089OA000800010004-4 30 November 19M HUNGARIAN i rVM SITUATION An of 27 November, the Aseriean gebassy in Vienna reported 87,526 Hungarians bad fled to Austria. According to press reports, the number has now reached ",079, reportedly including 45,000 under 10 years of age. Over 22,200 been transferred to other The influx of refugees has been running about 4,000 a day. An average of 2,500 are moving on from Austria to the West daily. ngarian units patrolling the Lustro- a rian border mining areas areas of the border on 29 November. Hany Hungarian armed patrollers, howevreer, have apparently stood by or even abetted the flight of refugees. C. Prows reports of 29 November state that transfers of refugees from Austria how total as follows: frontier police reportedly stated that Soviet troops w have sought to limit the refugee flow, and soot recent reports suggest these efforts not with some success on 29 Hoveaaber. They have fired on potential refugees and on 24 November succeeded in closing a major crossing point at Andau. Austrian S, Sl7 Holland 1,976 Belgium State Dept. review completed. 675 Italy Sweden 3,300 2,076 USA 627 Dr,' ;;, ,I-rrr N0. VIEWER: Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP79R0089OA000800010004-4 22,261 Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP79R0089OA000800010004-4 . Several 1 estern countries (UX, ?r k, Belgium) have seat trains to move the refugees without prior processing. The Dsues, for example, reportedly took 1,000 an a special train on 2$ November. P. Some refugees are reluctant to leave Austria bees be ably relatives may escape or that they may yet ulgated an amnesty for all who return by 31 December.' ry. The Kadar government, meanwhile 1. The Austrian government has expressed concern ring in Austria will engage in activity. The American Zabsesy in Vienna reported on 8 approximately 1,200 Hungarians had sought asylum when the rebels had the upper hand. suspected as being lesser Comeunt functionaries or have been detained for special screeing. A further group, estimated at 1,500, were members of the gungarian military who have been disarmed and interned by the Austrian army. 1. It is possible that some reliable Communists or security officers are posing as refugees and entering Austria now with the intention of subverting the refugees. However, there are no reports of such a development. The overall weakness and disorganization of the tadar regime gates against an extensive oordina operation of this nature. Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP79R0089OA000800010004-4 Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP79R0089OA000800010004-4 ll. The number of Hungarians seeking refuge in Yugoslavia has been The Yugoslavs stated on 27 $ov&nber that only 530 btu Lcially reported an very small. entered their country and that they did not need any nee in caring for thee. The Yugoslavs said the refugees are free to determine their own ultimate status. Is have rumors of mass Hungarian movements into Yagoslavta, 1. The US Hmbasay has been unable to confirm these rumors, 2. The Embassy estimates, however, that the figure totals several thousand, many of them peasants who have sought only temporary refuge. Approved For Release 2008/06/04: CIA-RDP79R0089OA000800010004-4