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American Press Says No Leniency Must Be Shown to Germans for Majdanek

Leading newspapers here today demand severe punishment of the Germans in retaliation for the extermination of 1,500,000 people a million of them Jews – in the “death camp” at Majdanek, near Lublin.

“A regime capable of such a crime deserves annihilation on the same scale, and a people who would support this regime hasn’t the remotest excuse for any expectation of leniency in the terms of surrender,” says a Herald-Tribune editorial.

The New York Times, commenting editorially on “the Majdanek horror,” says that “over the graves of the Majdanek dead the common bond of humanity should surely draw all groups, all factions, all free nations together.”