MOSCOW (Aug. 26)
Documents and eye-witness testimony describing the Nazi atrocities committed upon Jews in Poland and in the occupied part of Russia were published here today in the form of a “Black Book” issued in Yiddish by the government publishing house.
The book gives an authentic picture of the massacres of Jewish men, women and children in the occupied territories and registers the Nazi acts of torture in Lodz, Warsaw, Lublin, Chelm, Hrubeshov and other Polish cities. It emphasizes that its material is only a part of the “horrible story which our tortured brothers and sisters in the temporarily seized Soviet territory have to tell.”
A foreword to the book points out that “the crimes committed by the Fascist henchmen on Soviet soil and those committed by them in the occupied countries of other freedom-loving peoples will not be forgotten on the day of judgement.” It emphasizes that “the facts in the book are given in their stark nakedness without any exaggeration.”