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Nazi Press Admits ” Liquidation ” of Warsaw Ghetto; Goebbels Speaks of ” Jewish State “

March 17, 1943
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Nazi newspapers reaching here today admit for the first time that the German administration in occupied Poland has ” liquidated ” the Warsaw ghetto. Nothing is reported as to the fate of the Jews who were living in the ghetto.

The Donau Zeitung, a Nazi newspaper published in Belgrade, says that “extraordinary sanitary measures had to be taken by the German authorities in order to make the streets of the liquidated Warsaw ghetto accessible to the general population.” The condition of the houses in the ghetto in which the Jews lived defies all description, the paper writes.

The Vichy radio in a broadcast last night quoted Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels as stating that “Germany is not against a Jewish State.” He is alleged to have made this statement while addressing a group of foreign journalists in Berlin. “We may solve the Jewish problem in a humanitarian manner,” Goebbels is quoted as having said. “The German government is not opposed to the establishment of a Jewish State.”

The statement is considered here as a move to “appease” the Christians in Allied, neutral and even Nazi-dominated countries who are continuing their protests against the Nazi extermination of Jews. No importance is attached to it in Allied circles.

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