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British Parliament Will Discuss Nazi Massacres of Jews in Europe

A query as to why the governments of the United Nations have not issued an ”emphatic protest” against the Nazi extermination of the Jews of Europe, strong enough to influence the Nazis to halt the ruthless massacres of the Jewish civilian population in the occupied countries, will be voiced in the House of Commons at its next session.

Sir Patrick Hannon, Conservative member of Parliament, today announced that he will put the question to Foreign Secretary Eden. He will also demand a reply from Eden on the question of whether the British Government has received any information of Hitler’s intention to exterminate all the Jews in occupied Europe.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, writing in behalf of the Church of England, expressed his ”burning indignation” yesterday at Hitler’s project to slaughter all the Jews of Nazi-Europe, in a letter published in the London Times. He termed the Nazi massacres of the Jews as ” a horror beyond what imagination can grasp and for which barbarous ages scarcely supply a parallel, ” and demanded that all persons concerned in the outrages be held liable to post-war punishment. He also suggested that Britain admit Jews escaping from the Nazi-dominated countries.

The Manchester Guardian, one of England’s leading newspapers, expresses the fear that very few Jews will be left in Europe by the time the Allied forces achieve a military victory over the Nazis. It urges the Allied governments to issue a joint statement warning the Nazis and their puppet-states that the extermination of Jews will be included in the war crimes for which retribution will be exacted. This, the paper says, might have an effect upon the pro-Nazi countries in Europe and even upon Germany.

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