London (Apr. 27)
The British Parliamentary commission which visited Buchenwald last week today issued a White Paper confirming the reports of atrocities perpetrated there which have appeared in the press and revealing new details of mistreatment of Jews and non-Jews.
It says that Jews were used as guina pigs in experiments on sterilization until the Germans decided to exterminate all Jews instead of sterilizing them. The delegation visited a 29-year-old Polish Jew in the camp hospital who bore scars of such an operation. Jewish and non-Jewish prisoners were also injected with typhus gerns as part of the Nazi “experiments.”
Among the witnesses quoted in the White Paper is 14-year-old Abraham Kirchenblatt of Radom, Poland, who told the parliamentarians that he saw his 18-year-old brother shot and his parents taken away to a crematorium.
(Acting Secretary of State Joseph Grew announced in Washington today that the State Department is sending two foreign service officers soon to Germany to visit the various camps where the Germans have held internees and prisoners of war. He said that the department representatives will obtain a first-hand report on the entire situation including the Nazi atrocities.)