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Sikorski Assails Nazi Atrocities Against Jews in Broadcast to Poland

Premier Wladyslaw Sikorski, in a broadcast today to the people of Poland, assailed the atrocities perpetrated by the German occupation forces there and particularly cited the “tens of thousands of Jews who have been massacred in Lublin, Wilno, Lwow, Stanislawow and Miechow during the past year.” He revealed that the details of Nazi terror and destruction in Poland would be made the subject of a formal note which will be handed to all Allied and neutral governments in the near future.

Describing the forms that German persecution of Polish Jews have taken, Premier Sikorski declared the Jewish people are “being starved to death in the ghettos; mass-executions are common and even those suffering from typhus are shot.” Only the announcement of speedy retribution and the application of reprisals where ever possible can halt “the rising tide of madness of the German assassins and save hundreds of thousands of innocent victims from certain death,” he said.

The Manchester Guardian today, in an editorial commenting on conditions in the Warsaw ghetto, declares that “hope is the chief nourishment of the ghetto residents. It is the business of the United Nations to see that this hope be realised.”