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From: dlu@wobble.uucp (Doug Urner)
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Subject: Either Ralph Winston wants to mislead us or I found the wrong book
Message-ID: <1992Apr14.082721.26493@wobble.uucp>
Date: 14 Apr 92 08:27:21 GMT
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ralphw@b-cpu.UUCP (Ralph Winston) writes:

>     Winston Churchill wrote his monumental six-volume history of World
>War II without mentioning the "gas chambers" or the "extermination" of
>the Jews.  Maybe it slipped his mind.  On the other hand, maybe not.

Maybe not indeed.  May I quote?

  Prime Minister to Foreign Secretary                 11 July 44

    There is no doubt that this [persecution of Jews in Hungary and
  their expulsion from enemy territory] is probably the greatest and
  most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the
  world, and it has been done by scientific machinery by nominally
  civilized men in the name of a great State and one of the leading
  races of Europe.  It is quite clear that all concerned in this crime
  who may fall into our hands, including the people who only obeyed
  orders by carrying out the butcheries, should be put to death after
  their association with the murders has been proved.

    I cannot therefore feel that this is the kind of ordinary case
  which is put through the Protecting Power, as, for instance, the
  lack of feeding or sanitary conditions in some particular prisoners'
  camp.  There should therefore, in my opinion, be no negotiations of
  any kind on this subject.  Declarations should be made in public, so
  that everyone connected with it will be hunted down and put to

  [Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War: Triumph and Tragedy,
   Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1953, page 693]

And in what appears to be the third volume "The Unrelenting Struggle:
War Speeches by the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P.:"

    A Tribute to the Jews.  A message to the "Jewish Chronicle" on it
  centenary, November 14 1941.

    On the occasion of the centenary of the "Jewish Chronicle," a
  landmark in the history of British Jewery, I send a message of good
  cheer to Jewish people in this and other lands.  None has suffered
  more cruelly than the Jew the unspeakable evils wrought on the
  bodies and spirits of men by Hitler and his vile regime.  The Jew
  bore the brunt of the Nazis' first onslaught upon the citadels of
  freedom and human dignity.  He has borne and continued to bear a
  burden that might have seemed to be beyond endurance.  He has not
  allowed it to break his spirit; he has never lost the will to
  resist.  Assuredly in the day of victory the Jew's sufferings and
  his part in the struggle will not be forgotten.  Once again, at the
  appointed time, he will see vindicated those principles of
  righteousness which it was the glory of his fathers to proclaim to
  the world.  Once again it will be shown that, though the mills of
  God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.  [pages 310-311]
Doug Urner, dlu@wobble   "They tear down our comrades like leaves from a tree,
dlu UNIX Consulting       leaves from a tree, leaves from a tree, but the
Bellingham, WA            tree still stands, its roots locked to the land."
206/676-5759                              -- Song of the Exile,  Barry Guilder

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