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Congress Adopts Resolution Condemning Nazi Mass-murder of Jews

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The Senate today unanimously adopted a resolution condemning “the mass murder of Jewish men, women and children” as “a brutal and indefeasible outrage.” The House of Representatives concurred.

The resolution, introduced by Senator Alben W. Barkley, majority leader, reads: “Whereas the American people view with indignation the atrocities inflicted upon the civilian population in the Nazi-occupied countries, and especially the mass murder of Jewish men, women and children, and

“Whereas this policy of the Nazis has created a reign of terror, brutality, and extermination in Poland and other countries in eastern and central Europe: Now, therefore, be it

“Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That these brutal and indefeasible outrages against millions of helpless men, women, and children should be and they are hereby condemned as unworthy of any nation or any regime which pretends to be civilized:

“Resolved further, That the dictates of humanity and honorable conduct in war demand that this inexcusable slaughter and mistreatment shall cease and that it is the sense of this Congress that those guilty, directly or indirectly, of these criminal acts shall be held accountable and punished in a manner commensurate with the offenses for which they are responsible.”

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