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Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Holocaust Almanac - The Paul Report
Summary: U.S. State Dept. obstruction in attempts to rescue European
         Jews - Treasury investigation and findings
Followup-To: alt.revisionism 
Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Keywords: Paul,Pehle,DuBois

Archive/File: places/usa/conspiracy.002
Last-modified: 1996/04/13

   After the failure of the Wagner-Rogers bill (See URL
   for details), "The U.S. Treasury, which was in charge
   of Foreign Funds Control, had been involved in various rescue plans.
   Officials in the Treasury had, by the end of 1943, come to suspect
   obstruction by the State Department in such attempts at rescue. After
   one such particularly blatant instance, the Secretary of the
   Treasury, Mr. Henry Morgenthau Jr., asked the Treasury's General
   Counsel, Randolph Paul, to look into the matter and to provide him
   with a report. Paul enlisted the help of his assistant General
   Counsel, Josiah E. Du Bois Jr. As the task was both delicate and
   complex, still another high ranking official was added to the team: 
   John Pehle of the Foreign Funds Division. Their findings were so
   incriminating that Paul, a lawyer and the highest ranking legal
   officer in the Treasury, must have read and studied the report more
   than once before he put his signature on it. But he did.

   The report is eighteen pages long. Prepared by three government
   officials, all of them Protestants, it is titled REPORT TO THE
   JEWS. Its conclusions speak for themselves:

      These State Department officials are guilty of the following:

      1. They have not only failed to use the Governmental machinery at
      their disposal to rescue Jews from Hitler, but they have even
      gone so far as to use the government machinery to prevent the
      rescue of these Jews.

      2. They have not only failed to cooperate with private
      organizations in the efforts of these organizations to work out
      individual programs on their own, but have taken steps designed to
      prevent these programs from being put into effect.

      3. They have not only failed to facilitate the obtaining of
      information concerning Hitler's plans to exterminate the Jews of
      Europe, but in their official capacity have gone so far as to
      surreptitiously attempt to stop the obtaining of information
      concerning the murder of the Jewish population of Europe.

      4. They have tried to cover up their guilt by:
            a. concealment and misrepresentation.
            b. the giving of false and misleading explanations
               for their failures to act and their attempts to
               prevent action; and
            c. the issuance of false and misleading statements
               concerning the 'action' which they have taken to date."
               (Perl, 21-22)

                              Work Cited

Perl, William R. The Holocaust Conspiracy: An International Policy of
Genocide. New York: Shapolsky Publishers, 1989

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