LONDON (Jun. 16)
The Belgian Government-in-Exile today reported that a German soldier stationed in Herve, Belgium, has informed local non-Jews that the Nazis have been using poison gas on Jews in Dusseldorf.
“I shall never forget the tragedy which I witnessed when 100 Jewish women and children were assembled in a Dusseldorf hall,” he is quoted as saying. “I was among the soldiers who were ordered to release the poison gas and was forced to be present when the women and the children were dying.”
The Vienna radio today broadcast, for internal consumption, an article from the local edition of the Voelkischer Beobachter calling upon the “Aryan” population in Austria “to remember” that Jews are responsible for the Allied bombing of Germany. “A frenzy of hatred must seize every German when he sees and hears what the sadistic Jews have inflicted upon western German towns,” the article said.
Radio stations in Germany today also carried a broadcast attacking the Social Democratic Party in Hungary for its outspoken pro-Jewish attitude. The broadcast claimed that the Nepszawa, Social Democratic newspaper in Budapest, has gained 15,000 new Jewish readers. It also accused the Nepszawa of striking out the word “Jew” from a dispatch disseminated by the official Nazi news agency, DNB, reporting the assassination of Janakiev, a Gestapo agent in Bulgaria. The Nazi report stated that the assassination was committed by a Bulgarian Jew.