Newsgroups: soc.history,soc.culture.jewish From: Ken McVay
Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 8 Followup-To: alt.revisionism X-Remember: http://www.nizkor.org [Follow-ups set] August 8 1942 "One of the earliest reports of the true extent of the Holocaust reached the West ... from Switzerland, in a telegram sent by Gerhart Riegner, the WJC's representative in Geneva, to Sidney Silverman, M.P., in London and Rabbi Stephen Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, in New York. "Received alarming report that in Fuehrer's headquarters plan discussed and under consideration according to which all Jews in countries occupied or controlled Germany numbering three and a half to four million should after deportation and concentration in east be exterminated in one blow to resolve once and for all the Jewish question in Europe. Action reported planned for autumn; methods under discussion including prussic acid. ..." (LeBor, 28-29) Work Cited LeBor, Adam. Hitler's Secret Bankers: The Myth of Swiss Neutrality During the Holocaust. Secaucus, N.J.: Carol Publishing Group, 1997.
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