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Catholic Primate of England Scores Nazi Massacres of Jews in Poland

July 9, 1942
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Arthur Cardinal Hinsley, Catholic Primate of England, today condemned, the Nazi massacres of Jews in Poland in a broadcast to the people of Europe over the British Broadcasting Company’s network, and appealed to his “fellow-Christians” on the continent to resist the “black deeds of shame” which the Germans are committing.

“In Poland alone, the Nazis have massacred 700,000 Jews without the semblance of a trial,” Cardinal. Hinsley stated. “Innocent blood cries out to Heaven for vengeance.” He said that he had seen documents which “prove beyond question the utter bestiality of the German method in conquered but unvanquished Poland. Everything religious, be it Jewish, Catholic or Orthodox, is the target of the pagan hatred of the Nazi agents.”

Dr. Ignacy Schwartzbart, one of the two Jewish deputies in the Polish National Council, in a BBC broadcast to the Jews of Poland tonight declared that “revenge will grow from the graves of those who have been forced to dig their own graves. The whole world sees the funeral processions proceeding through the ghettos. The day of victory and the day of reckoning approaches.”

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