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Laska on the Holocaust (Women in the Resistance and in the Holocaust):the American press was making the situation of the Jews clear from the first placepress groups like the Guardian would publish pieces on the gory reality of how concentration camps wereGermany already boasted about the existence of it, but only about for political prisonersUS congressman Mitchell, who was black, wrote to Rooseveltin october 1941 NYT wrote about Hungarians and Jews being slaughteredby summer 1942 both Americans and the British knew what was going ona German story from a Polish survivor of Auschwitzno word about gas chambers in the account, thoughcatholic priests, as well as Jews, were killedin 1942, an NYT article finally mentions the gas chambers and that Gypsies are killedincludes that 1/6 of European Jews have been exterminatedless than 2% chosen for slave labormass murder, gassing, and electrocutionRabbi Stephen S Wise was the president of the American and the World Jewish Congress, so he was able to give exact figures and calculated that 2.2 million Jews had been killed by November 1942the corpses were used to create soap, fats, and fertilizerthe figures given by American press is relatively accurate, which is surprising because no journalist had first hand knowledge on the campsBritain fully acknowledged the murder, but did nothing because the Palestine issue continued and Jews fromHungary were planning on coming to BritainTime magazine urged the US and UN to do something for the Jews

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