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Only Invasion of Europe and Allied Victory Can Save Jews, Berle Tells Boston Meeting

May 3, 1943
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Nothing can be done to save the persecuted Jews in Axis-occupied countries except through the invasion of Europe and the defeat of the Nazi army and German power, Assistant Secretary of State Berle declared today in an address delivered for him before 20,000 persons gathered in the Boston Garden at a mass meeting to protest Nazi atrocities.

“A few straggles and refugees who have escaped through skill, good fortune, or, more often, by the corruption of the Nazi officials, may indeed be rescued,” Mr. Berle said. “But these are so few that they hardly weigh in the scales. Actually, the only cure for this hideous mess can come through Allied armies, when they have cracked the defenses of western Europe and are able to maneuver on the European plains. The cure must depend on them, and on the fierce, relentless and growing air invasion over Germany, which must continue until the German hights are filled with avengers, and the German days with the advance forces of still greater armadas to come.”

Because of Mr. Berle’s illness, which prevented him from leaving Washington, his address was delivered by Robert J. Hooker, Jr., of the State Department.

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