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Jan Karski on: U.S. Knowledge of German Atrocities
Jan Karski The Western leaders knew what was happening to the Jews, unless they didn't want to know. There were some Jews who escaped to Switzerland or to Sweden. Certainly they were making reports. Congress had its representative at the Foreign Office in London. I met him. His name was Mr. Easterman. He was informing daily.

Then underground resistance in Europe was informing and sending their own reports. Polish underground had a direct radio communication with London. The reports published after the War showed dozens of messages. What was happening to the Jews.

Then in 1943 the British and the Americans had their own intelligence officers over in Europe. Allen Dulles was sitting at the time in Zurich, in Switzerland. Western leaders knew what was happening. The problem is that they were all preoccupied with military victory. Strategy was crushing the German military and industrial power. Ending the war as fast as possible, with as few losses as possible. No side issues were to interfere.

What happened to the Jews was never more than a side issue.

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