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   "Professor Michael Choen, author of _Churchill and the Jews_,
   alleges that Churchill's support of Zionism before the war was
   insincere, and castigates him for not following up a minute he
   wrote to Sinclair, Secretary of State for Air, advocating the
   bombing of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The RAF did not do so,
   and no documents exist to show that Churchill ever repeated this
   request. It is likely that he discussed the matter with Sinclair
   verbally, as he saw him frequently and they were old and close
   friends. Anyway, would the bombing of concentration camps have
   saved many inmates' lives? Why would bombs kill guards rather than
   prisoners? It is wrong to denigrate a great Englishman on such
   flimsy grounds." (Lamb, 347)

                             Work Cited

   Lamb, Richard.  Churchill As War Leader.  New York: Carroll & Graf
   Publishers, Inc., 1991.


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