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Nazis Disturbed over Propaganda Effects of Jewish Protest Meetings in America

August 12, 1942
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Disturbed by the reaction aroused by the mass-meetings in America, England and other democratic countries protesting against the Nazi deportations and massacres of Jews in occupied territories, the Nazi censorship has taken measures to prevent further information concerning German atrocities against Jews from reaching the outside world, it was disclosed today in a private report reaching here from Germany.

Stricter censorship of letters from ghettos addressed to people in neutral countries will be introduced and less information on Jews will be published in the Nazi press which reaches the outside world. The anti-Jewish propaganda in the press in Germany and in Nazi-controlled countries will be conducted in a general way without revealing any concrete facts which might be useful for anti-Nazi agitation. The new policy of the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda is motivated not so much by the desire to hide the Nazi brutalities against the Jews, but because of the fact that the governments of the United Nations are utilizing the anti-Jewish acts of the Nazis “to inflame the determination of the people in the Allied countries for a more vigorous prosecution of the war,” it was explained in the report.

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