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
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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