Refugee Governments Ask Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin for Action on Nazi Massacres
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Refugee Governments Ask Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin for Action on Nazi Massacres

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The Allied Refugee Governments in London have decided to send a joint diplomatic note to Premier Churchill, President Roosevelt and to Premier Stalin asking for measures which will make the Germans feel that they will pay heavily for the massacres of Jews and other innocent civilians, the London Daily Telegraph reports today. A copy of the note will also be sent to the Vatican, the paper reports.

The Polish National Council, at the conclusion of a two-day session which was devoted to the question of the Nazi atrocities against the civilian population in Poland, today adopted a resolution to appeal to the United Nations asking them to devise immediate retaliatory measures against the Nazis supplementary to punishing them after the war. The resolution emphasizes among other things, that the Nazis are now carrying out ‘a plan to slaughter practically the whole Jewish population of Poland.”

In an editorial on the mass-executions of Jews and Poles by the Nazis, the London Daily Telegraph, which is one of the leading papers in England, says that attempts to exonerate the German people misrepresent the real facts. “It is improbable that the German people are ignorant of the truth. It is fair to assume that even Goebbels cannot deceive them all the time, and it will be fair to act on that assumption when the day of reckoning comes,” the editorial states.

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