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Truman Cites Nazi Annihilation of Jews in Plea for U.S. Ratification of Genocide Pact

Citing the mass annihilation of Jews by the Nazis in Europe as one of the “most shocking examples” of genocide, President Truman expressed the hope that the U.S. Senate will ratify the United Nations Genocide Pact before it adjourns its present session.

The President condemned the Nazi attempt “to exterminate an entire religious group, deliberately and methodically.” He spoks at the laying of the cornerstone of the new Federal Court building here. “We must do our part to outlaw forever the mass murder of innocent people,” he stated.