Sorry, You Missed the Boat: Americans in Europe
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American Jews were subject to the same anti-Semitic regulations and dangers as any other Jews who came under the control of the Nazis. The State Department's initial position was that every effort should be made to get Americans out of Europe, but that no money should be spent paying citizens' expenses to return home. American Jews were perhaps in the greatest peril in Hungary. At the end of January 1941, the Hungarian authorities began to impose new measures on Jews, including depriving them of their real estate. Despite such sanguine accounts, information was available about the mistreatment of American Jews in German internment camps as early as October 1944. The Americans interned in camps in France and Germany were generally treated well, though concern was expressed for their safety.