6 May 1944

Telegram nº 44 from the Portuguese Legation in Budapest recounting “serious occurrence: Gestapo agents or Hungarian police broke in five a.m. 28 April country house where Legation recently installed on account of air raids… gang purported criminals took prisoner guests of Legation and when these said… they wished to return Legation were not allowed and forced to go to central police station Budapest. I strongly opposed such detention and after a few hours managed to have some of the people released. Same day occurrence sent Prime Minister a solemn indignant protest revolting attempt principle extra­ territoriality”.

(AHD – Cipher, Collection of Telegrams from Budapest)
In documents: Sampaio Garrido e Teixeira Branquinho