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Nazi Government, Fearful of Reprisals, Denies Murder of 700,000 Jews in Poland

July 13, 1942
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Apparently perturbed over the fact that adequate and immediate reprisals have been demanded for the mass-slaughter of Jews by the Nazis, the German Government today denied that 700,000 Jews have been executed by the German administration in occupied Poland.

The denial was broadcast from Berlin over the German radio. The broadcast, however, admitted that “executions of Jews have taken place as punishment for sabotage,” without going into details as to the extent of these executions.

The Nazi newspaper Neuer Tag, published in Prague, takes issue with the reports in London and New York about the massacres of Jews in Nazi-occupied territories. “The Jews constitute a menace for Germany, hence they are dealt with like enemies,” the paper writes.

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