Polish Government Has Submitted Proposals to Halt Nazi Extermination of Jews
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Polish Government Has Submitted Proposals to Halt Nazi Extermination of Jews

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The Polish Government has submitted proposals on means of halting the Nazi slaughter of Jews in occupied Poland and is making every effort to see that these proposals are carried out by the United Nations, Prof. Stanislaw Kot, Polish vice-Premier, declared today at a press conference here.

Vice-Premier Kot expressed regret that public opinion in the democratic countries is not ready to believe the extent of the Nazi atrocities in Poland. He emphasized that the Polish Government has been informed that the extermination of the Jews in Poland by the Nazis has assumed “tremendous dimensions” and declared that his government is in constant contact with Jewish organizations in England and America conveying to them the information received.

Palestine Jewish military units in the Libyan desert are reported to have marched in “mourning parades” in memory of the massacred Jews in occupied countries. At the same time it was learned today that the central Jewish organizations in Palestine intend to send a delegation of three or five representatives to Allied countries to stir up greater activity on behalf of the Jews in Poland. Palestine Jewish leaders are disappointed at the weak reaction of the non-Jewish press in the democratic countries to the news of the Nazi extermination of Jews in Europe and feel that American Jews have “inadequately responded as yet to the demand that they use their influence to secure action by Allied and neutral countries to save the remnants of European Jewry.”

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