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August 10, 2001
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Howard Elting, a U.S. diplomat who was among the first to inform the U.S. State Department about Nazi plans to kill European Jewry, died July 1 at 93. Elting was posted in Geneva in 1942 when he forwarded to Washington a cable from Gerhart Riegner, a representative of the World Jewish Congress, warning of Nazi plans “to exterminate at one blow this fall three-and-a-half to four million Jews.”

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