"Today Six Million Jews Are Facing the Darkest Days Ever
Known In the History of the Race."
1919 - The Toledo News-Bee, December 27th, 1919
"Six Million Human Beings Are Suffering the Tortures of
Disease, Hunger and Death ... American Jewish Relief
1920 - Van Wert Daily Bulletin (OH), January 5, 1920, page 3
"... Jewish relief work in Europe and Asia. There are six
million Jews in the two continents who because of the war
have been made destitute."
1920 - Manti Messenger (Utah), March 19, 1920
"Just now some six million of Jews, eight hundred thousand
of them just children, are in imminent danger of starvation in
1 920 - Tulsa Daily World, April 1 1th, 1920, section B, page 14
"Today 6,000,000 Jews Are Facing the Darkest Days Ever
Known in the Long History of the Race"
1920 - Utica Herald-Dispatch, April 20th, 1920, page 9
"Today 6,000,000 Jews Are Facing the Darkest Days Ever
Known in the Long History of the Race."
1920 - New York Times, May 1st, 1920, page 8
"Just Another Drive, but the Lives of 6,000,000 Human
Beings Wait Upon the Answer."
1920 - New York Times, May 2nd, 1920, page 1
" ... six million human beings, without food, shelter, clothing
or medical treatment."
1920 - New York Times, May 3rd, 1920, page 11
"Your help is needed to save the lives of six million people in
Eastern and Central Europe.
1 920 - New York Times, May 5th, 1920, page 9
" ... to save six million men and women in Eastern Europe
from extermination by hunger and disease."
1920 - New York Times, May 5th, 1920, page 19
"Six million starving, fever- stricken sufferers in war- torn
Europe appeal to us."
1920 - New York Times, May 7th, 1920
" ... Jewish war sufferers in Central and Eastern Europe where
six millions face horrifying conditions of famine, disease and
1920 - Reads a poster tied to a lampost in a photograph in the June 1st, 1920 edition (Vol.
1, No. 3) of Jewish Relief News
"JEWISH WAR RELIEF CAMPAIGN (— ) MAY 2 TO 9 (—
) SIX MILLION STARVING SOULS"
1920 - Ogden Standard Examiner, August 8, 1920, page 9
"PUSH DRIVE FOR JEWISH RELIEF ... Mr. Bond declared
today that there are six million jews (sic) in eastern and
central Europe whom the war has left dependent upon
1920 - The Ogden Standard-Examiner, August 20th, 1920
" ... there are six million Jews in eastern and central Europe
whom the war has left dependent upon America."
1920 - New York Tribune, August 29th, 1920
"Six million Jews were made homeless by five years of
foreign and domestic wars."
1920 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 29th, 1920
"Six million Jews had been made homeless, starving, naked
and plague ridden by five years of foreign and domestic wars
that swept Poland."
1921 - Pamphlet apparently issued in 1921 for members of American Jewish Distribution
Committee, filled with "Facts to Talk About" during public meetings.
"SHARE YOUR PLENTY WITH SIX MILLION WAR
SUFFERERS WHO ARE STARVED, RAGGED AND
PLAGUE-RIDDEN ... JEWISH WAR SUFFERERS ... The
position of the Jew in Europe today is highly precarious.
There are about six million Jews in Central and Eastern
Europe outside of Soviet Russia"
1921 - New York Times, July 20, 1921, page 2
"BEGS AMERICA SAVE 6,000,000 IN RUSSIA. Russia's
6,000,000 Jews are facing extermination by massacre."
1922 - The New York Call, Monday, January 2, 1922, p.2
"JEWS MEET HERE JAN. 15 TO PLAN CAMPAIGN FOR
$6,000,000 FOR RELIEF"
1922 - Lowell Sun (MA), March 22, 1922, page 14
"The Jews in the immediate district for which the aid of the
war sufferers' campaign is to be given numbered over six
million. ... Over 300,000 orphans, over 150,000 descrated
women, over six million wandering Jews walking, crawling in
their misery, feeding on the bark of trees and on herbs that
drow by the wayside."
1925 - Lawrence Journal- World (Kansas), June 29th, 1925, p. 5
"Jewish National Fund Invests Almost $6,000,000 in
1926 - Encyclopaedia Britannica, 13th Edition, Vol. 1, 1926, page 145
"While there remain in Russia and Rumania over six
millions of Jews who are being systematically degraded ..."
1926 - Canadian Jewish Review, April 9th, 1926, page 4
" ... the extreme need of 6,000,000 Jews in Russia and
1926 - New York Times, April 21st, 1926
"In Heaven's Name, Arouse the Jews of America! New York's
Quota: $6,000,000 United Jewish Campaign of New York"
1930 - The Daily Times (PA), March 15, 1930, p.5
"Will Raise $6,000,000 for Upbuilding Palestine and to
Rehabilitate Jews of Eastern Europe"
193 1 - The Montreal Gazette, December 28th, 1931, page 25
"SIX MILLION JEWS FACE STARVATION. ... FEARS
CRISIS AT HAND. ... six million Jews in Eastern Europe
face starvation, and even worse, during the coming winter."
1932 - Symphony of Six Million, film, April 29th, 1932
Directed by Gregory La Cava, written by Fannie Hurst (story), J. Walter Ruben, Bernard
Schubert (screenplay), starring Ricardo Cortez.
1933 - New York Times, March 29, 1933
"It is now active in relief and reconstructive work in Eastern
Europe where 6,000,000 Jews are involved."
1933 - New York Times, June 1st, 1933, page 6
"Dr. Margoshes said he had received a letter from the poet at
Zurich a few days ago, stating that she had 'run away from the
holocaust ... '"
1933 - The Jewish Western Bulletin, September 21st, 1933
"At this period of human persecution and of human
destruction, when life, especially Jewish life has ceased to be
of any value in the cruel land of bloody Germany, when the
lives of hundreds of thousands are tortured and hang in the
balance - during this holocaust ..."
1935 - New York Times, September 8th, 1935, page 26
"The preliminary session of the first world conference of the
Federation of Polish Jews being attended by sixty delegates
from eighteen countries representing 6,000,000 Jews ..."
1936 - Kabbalist & Zionist Jacob de Hass, B'nai B'rith Magazine: The National Jewish
Monthly. Volume 50, Number 6, March, 1936.
"Six million Jews are affected by this omnipresent fear ("of
another world war")"
1936 - New York Times, May 31st, 1936, page 14
"AMERICANS APPEAL FOR JEWISH REFUGE. The
petition, in expressing the opinion of enlightened Christian
leadership in the United States, favoring a larger Jewish
immigration into Palestine, stressed the intolerable sufferings
of the millions of Jews in "the European holocaust." ... to save
these unfortunate millions from total annihilation ..."
1936 - The Jewish Western Bulletin, June 2nd, 1936, page 3
"Great Britain has it within her power to throw open the gates
of Palestine and let in the victimized and persecuted Jews
escaping from the European holocaust."
1936 - The Montreal Gazette, August 8th, 1936, page 5
"Delegates of 32 Nations Represent six million Hebrews."
1936 - Chaim Weizmann, speech before the Peel Commission on Palestine, King David
Hotel in Jerusalem, November 25, 1936
"If one goes further afield (in Europe), and takes the Jewries
of Rumania, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, ones see practically
the same picture, and it is no exaggeration on my part to say
that today six million — I am not speaking of the Jews in
Persia and Morocco and such places, who are very
inarticulate, one hears very little of them — in that part of the
world are doomed to be pent up in places where they are not
wanted, ... These six million people to whom I have referred
are condemned to live from hand to mouth. ... it affects the
fate of six million people."
1936 - Chaim Weizmann, The Jewish Western Bulletin, December 11th, 1936, page 3
" ... where six million Jews are in a position which is neither
life nor death."
1936 - New York Post, December 11th, 1936, page 19
"JEWISH RELIEF BOARD TO HEAR LEHMAN SUDAY
Gathering to consider the crisis confronting 6,000,000 Jews in
Central and Eastern Europe,"
1937 - Fitchburg Sentinel, February 17th, 1937, page 1 & 11
"Stating that "6,000,000 Jews in central Europe have neither
life nor death because of extreme persecution," Mrs Emanuel
Halpern of New York city, member of the national board of
Hadassah urged ... Today there are 6,000,000 million (sic)
Jews in central Europe who have neither life nor death."
1937 - The Jewish Criterion, September 3, 1937
"the position of the six million Jews of Central and Eastern
Europe with whose existence the J.D.C." was "so vitally
1937 - Jewish Western Bulletin, December 31st, 1937
"The number six million is often used to describe the Jewish
population of Central and Eastern Europe."
1938 - New York Times, January 9th, 1938, page 12
"PERSECUTED JEWS SEEN ON INCREASE. 6,000,000
VICTIMS NOTED. ... Five to six million in all are today the
victims of governmental anti-Semitism ..."
1938 - New York Times, February 23rd, 1938, page 23
"A depressing picture of 6,000,000 Jews in Central Europe
deprived of protection or economic opportunities, slowly
dying of starvation, all hope gone ... Now anti-Semitism has
spread to thirteen European nations, and threatens the very
existence of millions of Jews."
1938 - The Jewish Criterion (Pittsburgh), April 1st, 1938, page 15
"I shall not comment upon the first except to remind you that
six million Jews in Europe are struggling between life and
1938 - The Guardian, April 4th, 1938, page 11
"Six million Jews at this moment are trapped like rats ..."
1938 - New York Times, May 2nd, 1938
"The rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe today, which has
deprived more than 6,000,000 Jews and non- Aryans of a
1938 - The Jews of Central Europe by Jacob Lestshinsky, in Jewish Frontier, Vol. 5, No. 6,
June 1938, page 13
"EVERY NATION is morally compelled to face the bitter
truth. This article is written not with the intent of bewailing
our plight but in order to arrive at a factual calculation of the
status of six million Jews in Central and Eastern Europe and
of the prospects that exist in the lands of immigration."
1938 - Port Arthur News, June 9th, 1938, page 1
"It is estimated that nearly six million Jews have been driven
from their homes by ruthless oppressors and stripped not only
of their property but their right to work for a living."
1938 - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 16th, 1938, page 18
"Judge Lewis urged American members of the race to swing
moral and financial powers into the channels of evacuating
some 6,000,000 Jews to Palestine."
1938 - Turtle Mountain Star, Rolla, North Dakota, October 6th, 1938
"Five or six million Jews, uprooted by dictatorship and tossed
about by economic storms, may have to depend upon the
development of the Holy Land, under British mandate, as a
solution to their difficulties. But they face the hostility of the
Arabs living there, whose economic and religious interests
conflict with theirs. ... protects the settlers from the raiding
Arabs. ... The Arabs Are Coming! ... The dreaded
Mohammedan raiders have been sighted by a neighbor settler
1938 - The Times, November 22nd, 1938
"Mass emigration of Jews to Palestine for two years and the
formation of a Jewish national assembly was advocated by Sir
John Haslam, M.P., in a message which he sent to a public
meeting at the Kingsway Hall last night held by the New
Zionist Organization. The message stated that the problem
now involved some 6,000,000 Jews."
1939 - New York Times, January 15th, 1939, page 27
"Rabbi Silver wanted assistance to Jewish emigration
safeguarded so that European governments would realize that
'it is impossible to evacuate 6,000,000 Jews.'"
1939 - The Binghampton Press, January 18, 1939, page 8
"IRISH PLEA — Deputy Robert Briscoe, only Jewish
member of the Irish Parliament, arrives in New York city to
begin a campaign to enlist Americans in a plan for resettling
approximately 6,000,000 Jews in Palestine."
1939 - The Canadian Jewish Chronicle, January 27th, 1939
"Only six million Jews remain at the moment safe. But they
will have to carry the burden."
1939 - The Daily Sentinel (Rome, NY), January 31st, 1939, page 11
"Does Mr. X really believe that if Hitler gains control of Spain
with the help of Franco, that life in Spain will be any different
than it is today in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia
where 6,000,000 Jews have been murdered, ..."
1939 - Chaim Weizmann, The Palestine Post, February 14th, 1939
"The fate of six million people was in balance ..."
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, February 17th, 1939, page 20
"The fate of six million people is in the balance. ... They
supported their stand with a declaration that Jews never
needed unrestricted immigration to Palestine as much as at
present, with 6,000,000 Jewish refugees seeking a haven."
1939 - The Evening Independent, February 22nd, 1939, page 1
"6,000,000 Helpless. ... there are six million Jews in Europe
today fighting desperately against intolerance and despair. For
them the support of the united appeal is crucial."
1939 - The Jewish Western Bulletin, March 3rd, 1939
"SIX MILLION JEWS OVERSEAS FACING
PERSECUTION, DISCRIMINATION AND ECONOMIC
1939 - The Advocate, March 17, 1939. The Advocate: America's Jewish Journal. Vols. 95-
98. 1939, page 47
"If the six million Jews that constitute the European scene
were removed from the lands where they now dwell the forces
of brutality and ruthlessness would still continue to operate."
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, April 7th, 1939, page 4
"Not in Hitler's Hands, In Yours ... The Fate Of Six Million
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, April 7th, 1939, page 33
" ... six million Jewish people who are in dire need today."
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, April 14th, 1939, page 4
"Recent events in Central Europe have brought to 6,000,000
the total number of Jews in Central and Eastern European
countries affected by anti-Semitic activities"
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, April 14th, 1939, page 6
" ... whether our 6,000,000 fellow countrymen will live or die
... More than a million refugees, starving, tortured, fear-dazed,
have been dragged from their homes, separated from their
families, expelled from their countries. Five million more,
await with horror the moment this misery will strike them ..."
1939 - Chester Times (PA), April 20th, 1939, page 6
"Six million Jews are the stepchildren of fate in Europe
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, April 21st, 1939, page 15
" ... the distress and suffering of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe. ...
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR DUTY? THE UNITED JEWISH
FUND NEEDS YOUR HELP FOR THE HELPLESS
6,000,000 IN EUROPE
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, April 28th, 1939, page 3
" ... 6,000,000 fellow Jews who are in distress today."
1939 - The Niagara Falls Gazette, May 1st, 1939, page 15
"ITHACA RABBI SAYS FREE JEWS MUST AID
HARASSED BRETHREN Six Million Jews Are Refugees,
Members of B'nai B'rith Lodges Told. Three-eights of the
world's Jewish population of 16,000,000 persons, or
approximately 6,000,000 persons, are potential refugees. ...
Rabbis Fischoff declared that the 6,000,000 Jews or Christians
of Jewish extraction are in real of imminent danger due to the
spread of totalitarianism in the world."
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, May 5th, 1939, page 9
"PLIGHT OF 6,000,000 ... The 6,000,000 European Jews ... "
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, May 12th, 1939, page 7
"The year of 1939 is the year of the most critical struggle of
6,000,000 European Jews."
1939 - Western Morning News (Devon, UK), June 8th, 1939, page 6
PLIGHT OF THE UNWANTED ... A little more than a
month ago Lord Winterton, chairman of the Evian Committe,
declared that the potential problem concerned five or six
1939 - Ohio Jewish Chronicle, June 30th, 1939, page 1
"The crisis which Jews of Europe are facing today envelopes
far more than six millions souls."
1939 - Contemporary Jewish Record, Volume 2 July/ August 1939 (Published by the
American Jewish Committee)
" ... the coming ward would be the annihilation of the six
million Jews in East and Central Europe."
1939 - The Jewish Criterion, October 13th, 1939, page 2
" ... the coming ward would be the annihilation of the six
million Jews in East and Central Europe."
1939 - Samuel Broncheck, Syracuse Herald-Journal, October 30th, 1939, page 15
"...in Poland alone there are 6,000,000 Jews who are now
subject to Hitler's persecution or Stalin's "communizing.""
1939 - The Southern Israelite, November 28th, 1939
" ... the coming ward would be the annihilation of the six
million Jews in East and Central Europe."
1940 - Mason City Globe Gazette (Iowa), January 20th, 1940, page 16
"Mr. Tannenbaum stressed that Palestine offered the only
solution to the six million Jews who are homeless, starving
and sick in central and eastern Europe today."
1940 - The Southern Israelite, May 3rd, 1940
"Almost six million Jews find themselves on the brink of
starvation and extermination. Their only hope is the help
which the Jews of America can extend to them. The success
of the United Jewish Appeal will determine their fate.
1940 - Robert W. Schiff, Ohio Jewish Chronicle, May 17th, 1940, page 1
"Over six million Jews in Central and Eastern Europe are
faced with great danger of annihilation as the result of the
sweep of war and oppression."
1 940 - New York Times, June 25th, 1940, page 4
"Six million Jews in Europe are doomed to destruction, if the
victory of Nazis should be final. ... The chances for mass
emigration and resettlement of European Jewry seems to be
remote, and European Jews face the danger of physical
annihilation. Even the 4,000,000 Jews under Soviet rule,
although free from racial discrimination, are not safe in the
event of a final Nazi victory."
1940 - Joplin News Herald (Missouri), June 25th, 1940, page 3
"Six million Jews in Europe are doomed to destruction."
1940 - Ohio Jewish Chronicle, June 28th, 1940, page 1
"The lives of six million Jews have been uprooted by the
psychopathic, political ambitions of totalitarian leaders."
1940 - The Palestine Post, July 1st, 1940, page 6
"Nor must we despair that six million Jews will forever lose
trace of their historic heritage."
1940 - The Jewish Criterion, November 15th, 1940
"J.N.F. to Raise $6,000,000 for Palestine During Coming
Year. ... the Jewish National Fund of America voted to raise
$6,000,000 for the holy land's war needs during the coming
1941 - Salt Lake Tribune, February 5th, 1941, page 2
"Nazis Prepare Blueprint Of All World Enslaved ... Later, the
survivors will all be sent to whatever "reservation" the Nazis
finally decide to set up — all six million of Europe's Jews."
1 94 1 - New York Times, October 2nd, 1941
" ... as to avoid the likelihood of another holocaust."
1941 - The Jewish Criterion, November 28th, 1941
"6,000,000 Jews in Europe Look to America for Aid, Says
Warburg. Fully six million Jews in Europe ..."
1942 - The Jewish Spectator, Volume 7, 1942, page 53
"Now, too, the unspeakable tragedy of almost six million Jews
under nazi domination is not considered sufficiently important
to be discussed."
1942 - The Palestine Post, November 1st, 1942
"The Chief Rabbi, who spoke on behalf of Empire Jewry and
Jews of the United Nations, as well as of all six million Jews
in Europe, said that the deliberate extinction of the whole
house of Israel was being carried out by Hitler's sadists and
quislings on a scale beyond compare even in the annals of
1942 - New York Times, December 13th, 1942, page 21
"Rabbi Israel Goldstein in Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Eighty-
eighth Street, near Broadway, declared: "Authenticated
reports point to 2,000,000 Jews who have already been slain
by all manner of satanic barbarism, and plans for the total
extermination of all Jews upon whom the Nazis can lay their
hands. The slaughter of a third of the Jewish population in
Hitler's domain and the threatened slaughter of all is a
holocaust without parallel."
1942 - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), December 19th, 1942
"GERMAN HORROR CRIMES; ALLIES PROMISE
JUSTICE. Statements issued simultaneously in London,
Washington and Moscow, told at German barbarity and of
proof of the Nazi determination to exterminate Jews. ...
Hitler's decision to exterminate the Jews ... It is estimated that
there are between five and six million Jews in Occupied
Europe ... Nazi Slaughter House. ... Hitler's oft-repeated
intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe."
1942 - Barrier Miner (Australia), December 23rd, 1942
"Mr. Silverman suggested that Australia and Canada could
each absorb 6,000,000 Jews. ... MOST ARE DOOMED ...
The Jewish Congress declares that 2,000,000 Jews have been
exterminated so far."
1942 - The Massacre of a People: What the Democracies Can Do, 1943. The following
article is an except from "Let My People Go," a pamphlet written on Christmas Day, 1942, in
"Of the six million Jews or so who were living at the outbreak
of the war in what is at present Nazi-occupied Europe, a high
proportion — between one and two million — have been
deliberately murdered by the Nazis and their satellites. ...
Unless something effective is done, within a very few months
these six million Jews will all be dead,"
1943 - American Zionist Emergency Council (from 1970: American Zionist Movement) -
"Palestine" - Volumes 1-5 (1943)
"Jewish civilian casualties will be close to six million ..."
1943- "Debates: House of Commons, official report, volume 5, Canada, 1943
"I should like to read a bit from a pamphlet entitled "Let My
People Go," written by Victor Gollancz: Of the 6,000,000
Jews or so who were living at the outbreak of the war in what
is at present nazi-occupied Europe, a high proportion -say
between one and two million- have been deliberately
murdered by the nazis and their satellites. ... within a very few
months these six million Jews will all be dead ..."
1943 - Contemporary Jewish Record, Volume 6 1943 (Published by the American Jewish
"Suddenly, during the summer of 1942, world public opinion
was shocked out of its lethargy by the realization that the
Nazis had decreed the complete extinction of six million Jews
and that a third of the victims had already perished."
1943 - The Canberra Times, January 25th, 1943
" ... Jews are being subjected as part of Hitler's plan to
exterminate six million Jews in occupied Europe."
1943 - The (London) Times, January 25th, 1943
"They note further that the extermination already carried out
is part of the Carrying into effect of Hitler's oft-repeated
intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe, which
means in effect the extermination of some 6,000,000 persons
in the territories over which Hitler's rule has been extended.
1943 - Lowell Sun (MA), January 26th, 1943, page 9
"Of these six million Jews, almost a third have already been
massacred by Germans, Rumanians and Hungarians and the
most conservative of scorekeepers estimate that before the
war ends at least another third wil have been done to death."
1943 - The Guardian, January 27th, 1943, page 4
"A PROPOSAL TO SAVE THE JEWS ... Some six million
lives remained in imminent peril."
1943 - The Canadian Jewish Review, January 29th, 1943, page 1
" ... Hitler really intended to exterminate 6,000,000 more
1943 - Hull Daily Mail, January 30th, 1943, page 3
"Mr Gollancz states that of the six million Jews living at the
outbreak of war in the present Nazi-dominated areas, between
one and two million have been deliberately murdered."
1943 - Western Morning News (Devon UK), February 5th, 1943, page 2
"There are some who hold that Hitler's set purpose is the
extermination of the Jews in Occupied Europe, numbering
about six millions. ... We can neither accommodate six
million Jews here nor dictate the attitude of other
1943 - Ben Hecht, Reader's Digest, February 1943, page 108
"Of these 6,000,000 Jews almost a third have already been
massacred by Germans, Rumanians and Hungarians, and the
most conservative of the scorekeepers estimate that before the
war ends at least another third will have been done to death."
1943 - New York Times, March 2nd, 1943
" ... appalling is the fact that those who proclaim the Four
Freedoms have so far done very little to secure even the
freedom to live for 6,000,000 of their Jewish fellow men by
readiness to rescue those who might still escape Nazi torture
1943 - The Canadian Jewish Review, March 14th, 1943, page 8
"Two millions of Jews have already been done to death. Six
millions in mid-Europe are sentenced to die."
1943 - Wallace R. Deuel, Cumberland Evening Times, March 23rd, 1943, page 1
"The Nazis set out in the beginning to destroy whole peoples.
They expected to obliterate from the earth not less than
6,000,000 Jews as a beginning."
1943 - The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), May 15th, 1943
" ... the possibility of the complete wiping out of six million
Jews if something is not immediately done to secure a harbour
1943 - The Canadian Jewish Review, August 13th, 1943, page 8
"Two million Jews out of Europe's six million have already
been slaughtered by the Nazis; most of the remainder seem
1943 - Toledo Blade, August 27th, 1943
"3,000,000 Jews Left In Europe - 5,300,000 Reported To
Have Perished. Europe's Jewish population has been reduced
from 8,300,000 to 3,000,000 during the 10 years the Nazis
have been in power, says the Institute of Jewish Affairs."
1944 - The Palestine Post, January 23rd, 1944
"Only a handful of Polish Jews survived the extermination.
They were now either with the partisans in the forests or
living as Crypto -Jews. The death toll was six million, they
1944 - The Montreal Gazette, March 18th, 1944, page 11
"There must be insurance that the Germans, unrepentant as
they were after the last war, do not prepare another
1944 - Rabbi Michael Dov Ber Weissmandl, May 15th, 1944
"And you - our brothers in Palestine, in all the countries of
freedom, and you, ministers of all the kingdom - how do you
keep silent in the face of this great murder? Silent while
thousand on thousands, reaching now to six million Jews,
were murdered. And silent now while tens of thousands are
still being murdered and waiting to be murdered? Their
destroyed hearts cry to you for help as they bewail your
cruelty. Brutal you are and murderers too you are, because of
the cold-bloodedness of the silence in which you watch."
1 944 - Rabbi Michael Dov Ber Weissmandel, May 31st, 1944
" ... heads of government and radio must announce what was
done to our people in the slaughter house of Belzec, Malkinia
(Treblinka), Sobibor, and Auschwitz. Till now six times a
million Jews from Europe and Russia have been destroyed."
1944 - Moshe Sharett future Israeli PM, June 15th, 1944. Quoted in a telegram (same day)
from the British High Commissioner of Palestine to the Colonial Secretary in London (TNA
Kew, T 161/1167)
"Shertok derived the impression that enemy motives were
mixed, and might be all or any of the following:- (a) the
purely realistic object of getting various commodities from us
through the only medium of exchange available; (b) hope that
by obtaining some credit in our eyes for not slaughtering
2,000,000 Jews they would get away with the fact that they
had slaughtered 6,000,000 Jews already;"
1944 - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Convention
Proceedings, September 25th-29th, 1944
"WHEREAS: History records no parallel to the bestial
cruelties inflicted on the Jewish people of Europe by the Nazis
and their satellites, whose coldly calculated program of
extermination of all European Jews very nearly succeeded,
almost six million Jews having been murdered in cold blood
1944 - Youngstown Vindicator (Ohio), November 27th, 1944
"A five- volume "black book" containing a documentary
record of the German massacre of approximately 6,000,000
European Jews is being prepared by the state publishing
1944 - The Pittsburgh Press, November 28th, 1944, page 5
"Six Million Jews Listed Slaughtered. A five- volume "black
book" containing a documentary record of the German
massacre of approximately six million European Jews was
being prepared today by the State publishing house. ... The
work was under the general editorship of Ilya Ehrenburg and
the editorial board included Poet-Playwright Konstantin
Simonov, Writer Vsevold [Vsevolod] Ivanov and Poetess
1944 - The Leader, November 28th, 1944
"Russian "Black Book" lists German crimes. The first volume
of a five-volume Russian "black book" recording the
documentary form of the German massacre of approximately
6,000,000 European Jews has been completed by the Soviet
state publishing house ... The five- volume work is under the
general editorship of Ilya Ehrenburg, noted Soviet writer and
war correspondent, with an editorial board that includes poet-
playwright Kanstantin [Konstantin] Simonov, writer Vsevold
[Vsevolod] Ivanov and poetess Vera Imber. Editors of the
work -which will be published in both Russian and English in
press runs of hundreds of thousands of copies- estimate from
data now available that the Germans killed between 5,000,000
and 6,000,000 Jews in Russia, Poland and western Europe.
They believe an additional 500,000 now are being murdered
1944 - The Palestine Post, November 28th, 1944
"SIX MILLIONS MURDERED. The Soviet State Publishing
House is preparing the publication of another "Black Book," a
documentary record of the German massacre of
approximately six million European Jews. ... According to the
Soviet editors, the Germans killed between five and six
million Russian, Polish and Western European Jews, and an
additional half million are being murdered in Hungary now."
1944 - The Jewish Criterion, December 1st, 1944
" ... 5,500,000 Jews have been killed in Germany and
German-occupied territories since the outbreak of the war. ...
Yes, the Germans murdered close to six million Jews ..."
1944 - President of the Chester Zionist Organization, Rabbi Naphtali Frishberg, Chester
Times (PA), December 2, 1944, p.6
"With six million dead abroad, how can the Council on
1944 - Nahum Goldmann, Jewish Western Bulletin, December 8th, 1944
" ... apart from Jewish losses in combat service, 5,500,000
Jews have been killed in Germany and German-occupied
tesritories [territories] since the outbreak of the awr [war] .
These figures exceed the number anticipated even by the most
pessimistic. ... Yes, the Germans murdered close to six million
1944 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Soviet War News, December 22nd, 1944
"In the regions they seized, Germans killed all Jews, from the
old folks to infants in arms. Ask any German prisoners why
his fellow countrymen annihilated six million innocent people
1945 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Soviet War News, January 4th, 1945
"In regions they seized the Germans killed all the Jews from
the old folk to infants in arms. Ask any German prisoner why
his fellow countrymen annihilated six million innocent people
and he will reply quite simply : "Why, they were Jews."
1945 - New York Times, January 8th, 1945
"6,000,000 JEWS DEAD. The Jewish population in Europe
has been reduced from 9,500,000 in 1939 to 3,500,000. Of the
6,000,000 European Jews who have died, 5,000,000 had lived
in the countries under Hitler's occupation."
1945 - New York Times, February 11th, 1945, page 10
"1,200,000 Jews survived of the 6,000,000 who had been
under German rule during the war, and that most of them were
eager to come to Palestine."
1945 - New York Times, February 17th, 1945
"Dr. Joseph Schwartz, European director of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, estimated today that
500,000 of Europe's 6,000,000 Jews had escaped destruction
by emigration and that only 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 of
Europe's 6,000,000 Jews were now left on the Continent."
1945 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Pravda, March 1, 1945
"The world now knows that the Germans killed six million
Jews. They killed all Jews - from infants at the breast to the
1945 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Soviet War News, March 15, 1945
"The world now knows that Germany has killed six million
1945 - Joseph Thon, president of the National Organization of Polish Jews in America,
March 22nd, 1945
"I accuse the whole German people that in the years 1939 to
1945 they slaughtered upward of 15,000,000 men, among
which there were 6,000,000 Jews. ... The German people
murdered, in cold blood, in excess of 6,000,000 European
Jews, among them over 3,000,000 Polish Jews."
1945 - Ilya Ehrenburg, The Advertiser (Adelaide), March 27th, 1945
" ... the Germans tortured the last handful of Jews. The
Germans killed six million Jews -all the Jews of Poland,
Hungary, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Byelo-Russia, West Europe
and of course Germany."
1945 - Army News (Darwin, Australia), April 1 1th, 1945
"NAZIS HAVE MURDERED SIX MILLION JEWS. Of a
population of 16 million Jews in the world before the war,
more than six million had been murdered by the Nazis."
1945 - New York Post, April 21st, 1945, page 9
"The Nazi leaders felt they had nothing to fear. "They
murdered six million Jews, but nothing was done. In the
words of the Czech delegate to the London War Crimes
1945 - Stephen S. Wise, May 1945; Friends Indeed: The Special Relationship of Israel and
the United States, Norman Finkelstein, 1998, page 33
"The Christian world, and I include England, of course, in the
Christian world, suffered six million of the people of Jesus of
Nazareth to die in a most horrible manner. The Christian
world owes the Jews some reparation."
1 945 - New York Times, May 2nd, 1945
" ... estimated that only 1,000,000 of 6,000,000 Jews in
Europe in 1939 were still alive."
1945 - The Pittsburgh Press, May 13th, 1945
"Nazis Destroy six million Jews. ... Of the eight million Jews
living in Germany and German occupied countries before the
war, 6,200,000 have died from either execution, cruel
treatment or starvation, according to latest figures compiled
by Jewish welfare organisations here."
1 945 - New York Times, May 20th, 1945, page 7
" ... seemingly endless streams of former "slaves" from all
parts of Europe and by the huge cantonments of liberated
victims of Nazism. More than six million of them have been
1945 - Dr. Jacob Robinson (lawyer), June 11th (12th), 1945; Nuremberg: The Last Battle,
David Irving, 1996, page 61
"How great were these losses, inquired [Robert H.] Jackson,
seeking a figure to use at the coming trial. 'Six million,'
responded Dr. Robinson, and indicated that the figure
included Jews in all Nazi-occupied lands 'from the Channel to
Stalingrad' ... Jackson noted that day: 'I was particularly
interested in knowing the source and reliability of his estimate
as I know no authentic data on it.'"
1945 - Chaim Weizmann, president of the (World) Zionist Organisation, speech in London
at the World Zionist Congress on August 1st, 1945. "An Answer to Mr. Bevin by Chaim
Weizmann" Jewish Spectator, Vol.X, No. 5, September 1945
"The Jewish people, with its six million victims in Europe,"
1945 - David ben Gurion, speech in London at the World Zionist Congress on August 2nd,
1945. Footage viewable at criticalpast.com
"The six million slaughtered Jews."
1945 - The Canadian Jewish Chronicle, August 3rd, 1945, page 7
"This commission is gathering all materials, documents, and
photographs illustrating the martyrology of Polish Jews and of
the Jews of all Europe. This proves that the Germans
murdered six million European Jews in Poland."
1945 - The Canadian Jewish Review, August 10th 1945, page 1
"while the Jews, who had lost 6,000,000 victims to Nazism in
1945 - The Times (London), August 14th, 1945
" ... some 6,000,000 men, women, and children - were put to
death by the Nazis and their satellites."
1945 - The Evening Post (New Zealand), August 21st, 1945, page 5
"Two-fifths of all Jewry-nearly 6,000,000 men, women and
children- were butchered."
1945 - The Guardian, September 5th, 1945, page 8
"Altogether, it is estimated that six million Jews have been
1945 - The Canberra Times, September 6th, 1945
"SIX MILLION JEWS KILLED BY GERMANS.
Throughout the war the Germans killed 6,000,000 Jews, the
number left in Europe being approximately 1,600,000 ... most
surviving Jews desired to emigrate to Palestine. The agency
plans to send six groups of six men each to help Jews in
German camps. ... It is planned to erect a monument on the
summit of Mount Scopus to commemorate the Jews who died.
It will bear the names of all the 6,000,000, including soldiers,
partisans and ghetto fighters. All the Jewish cultural
documents and religious objects left in Central and Eastern
Europe are to be collected in Palestine."
1945 - The Evening Post (New Zealand), September 6th, 1945, page 7
"The Germans killed 6,000,000 Jews during the war, said Mr.
Eliahu Dobkin, head of the Jewish Agency's immigration
department, on his return to Jerusalem from Central Europe."
1945 - Jewish Western Bulletin, September 7th, 1945, page 43
"Almost 6,000,000 Jews were wiped out during these years,"
1945 - Jewish Western Bulletin, September 7th, 1945, page 47
"Throughout the world there is a growing indignation over the
barbarism and the unspeakable cruelty of the mass murders of
six million Jews by the Nazis,"
1945 - New York Times, September 17th, 1945
"Six million Jews have died as martyrs and their blood cries
up from the ground."
1945 - Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum President of the American Federation of Polish Jews, The
Jewish Criterion, September 21st, 1945, page 7
"Due to German atrocities and Allied neglect six million Jews
have been slaughtered."
1945 - American Zionist Emergency Council, New York Post, September 27th, 1945
"It was our very unhappy conviction all along that the
responsibility for the extinction of six million Jews in Europe
was not Hitler's alone. The Entire Christian world shares that
1945 - The Canadian Jewish Review, September 28th, 1945, page 8
"We mourn six million dead adults, the aged, the young and
the little Jewish children. We remember them."
1945 - September 30th, 1945. At a Zionist rally at Madison Square Gardens NYC, a huge
banner approximately 50ft long and 2.5ft high, hung above the stage on which the speakers
addressed the audience. The banner said:
"AREN'T 6,000,000 JEWISH DEATHS ENOUGH?"
1945 - New York Post, October 1st, 1945, page 15
"While "we waited patiently for the fulfiliment of Great
Britain's pledges to the Jewish people," they said, "six million
Jews were killed in Europe. ..." ... Aren't 6,000,000 Jewish
1945 - The Evening Post, October 2nd, 1945, page 7
"The 6,000,000 Jews who had been killed ... "
1945 - The Manhattan Zionist Club, New York Post, October 3rd, 1945, page 21
"For years we waited patiently for the fulfilment of Great
Britain's pledges to the Jewish people, We waited in vain. In
the meantime, six million Jews were killed in Europe,"
1945 - The Canadian Jewish Chronicle, October 5th, 1945, page 6
"You now propose to continue to keep these doors shut
against our survivors, after six million of our people perished,
for whose death your country [Britain] is not without blame."
1945 - The Chester Times, October 10th, 1945
"It was our very unhappy conviction all along that the
responsibility for extinction of six million Jews in Europe was
not Hitler's alone. The entire Christian world shares that
1945 - The Observer, October 14th, 1945, page 5
"At the entrance to its office, a large poster asks the searching
question: Six million Jews have been murdered- world, where
is thy conscience?"
1945 - The Canadian Jewish Review, October 26th, 1945, page 12
"They look about and behold the tragic suffering of Israel
during the past decade in which six million Jews perished and
they seen to see Israel as a defeated nation."
1945 - The Observer, November 2nd, 1945, page 10
"The horror of the Middle Ages with all forms of torture was
brought down upon European Israel with the result that six
millions of Jews perished."
1945 - Lebanon Daily News (PA), November 9th, 1945, page 1 1
"Six million Jews have perished — victims of the Nazis"
1945 - Peter Gay, The Gateway (Uni. of Alberta), November 9th, 1945, page 2
"... six million Jews have been murdered and the few
remaining ones are denied a haven ..."
1945 - Chaim Weizmann, president of the WZO, speech on November 19th, 1945, at the
convention of the Zionist Organization of America in Atlantic City. 'Weizmann's Rebuke to
Bevin', The Jewish Chronicle, November 30, 1945, p.l.
"after the slaughter of six million Jews, the remnant of a
million and a half implore the shelter of the Jewish homeland?
What a sorry epitaph the new declaration of policy seeks to
write over the graves of six million of our dead. The soil of
Europe is saturated with their innocent blood."
1945 - The Indian Express (Madras) - Nov 19, 1945, p.4
"The world will have no peace as long as Jews have no
opportunity to determine their destiny in their own land. We
know from bloody experience that mass murder of six million
Jews was made possible only because of their homelessness
1945 - Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill's son, Daily Boston Globe, November 22nd,
1945, page 9
"Six million Jews have been murdered in the past six years
and the problem of finding a home for the two or three million
European Jews who remain is one of urgent importance."
1945 - Herbert Seliqmann, Chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Bureau in
Washington, The Jewish Criterion, November 30th, 1945, page 7
"... after the massacre of six million Jews in Europe ..."