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Sen. Pepper Closes 77th Congress with Attack on Nazi “murder of Races”

December 17, 1942
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Sen. Claude Pepper, Florida Democrat, brought down the curtain on the 77th Congress this afternoon with a brief but strong appeal for the destruction of Hitler and his satellites for the “murder of races that is being carried out by this fiend and devil.”

The Florida senator predicted that a day of justice will come when “not only Hitler shall be hanged higher than Haman, but his satellites, who have been his lesser gangsters, shall have to pay in the peoples courts of the countries he has ravaged for the crimes they have personally committed.”

“It is not war but butchery of which they have been guilty,” he said. “It is the murder of races that is being carried out by this fiend and devil whom the earth must consider its enemy until he and those who support him have been totally destroyed and made impotent.”

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