There Was Nothing We Could Do Except When We Did Something

Also, two days before the advancing Russians reached the ghetto [Jewish area in Budapest], there was a plan by some SS officers and Arrow Cross units to invade the ghetto and massacre its inhabitants. (There were about 72,000 Jews in the ghetto and another 30,000 Jews in protected apartment houses.) A German major general stopped this and threatened to arrest the perpetrators.

(Source: The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II by Krisztian Ungvary.)

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