London Urges Jews of Europe to Stand Firm Against Hitler

Jews in Nazi-held Europe were urged to “hold on like the courageous defenders of Leningrad, like yesterday’s defenders of London and like the Norwegian trade union leaders and patriots of today” in a special Overseas broadcast to Jews of Europe over the British Broadcasting Company.

Expressing the conviction that “no decent citizen of Europe will have any part in the Nazi’s bestial cruelty,” the broadcast declared that “the common people in England spit in the face of anyone who tries to inflame us against Jews.” The BBC message denounced the “few rats in England who have fallen into the German anti-Semitic trap,” and assured that they do not belong to the ” community of decent people who will refashion the world once fascism has been destroyed.”

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