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. Julius Ochs Adler Says All Germans Are Responsible for Nazi Atrocities

The whole German people should be held responsible for the “organized brutality” of the concentration camps in their country, Brig. Gen. Julius Ochs Adler, AUS, retired, vice president and general manager of The New York times, said last night upon his return by air from Europe.

General Adler was one of a group of American editors and publishers who were flown to Europe at the suggestion of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to investigate German atrocities. “So far as the concentration camps are concerned,” said he, “the story cannot be told too often to the American people. It was organized brutally and the whole German people should be held responsible. More specifically, the war criminals should include the higher officers of the Government, all the Gestapo, all the SS troops and the German General Staff.”

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