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London Press Demands Vigorous Punishment of Majdanek Camp Officials

An editorial in the News-Chronicle today demands rigorous punishment of those directly responsible for the extermination of 1,500,000 persons – mainly Jews – at the Majdanek camp in Poland and taxes the entire German nation with acquiescence in “these crimes against civilization.”

Stating that “it is hard to imagine any crime which could outstrip Majdanek in scope or the degradation to which its planners descended,” the editorial suggests that the horrors of the camp should be filmed by the Allies and every German should be forced to see them.

“Those who for many years were shocked by the wickedness of Hitler’s views never would have believed that he would carry out his blasphemous doctrine to the length of attempting cold-bloodedly to wipe out the Jewish race of Europe,” the editorial adds.

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