The most prominent Allied leaders, they did not have discussion with me. I was
not a negotiator. But then I began to report to the second echelon. Mostly
intelligence officers, officers of the so-called psychological warfare, how to give morale of the
Allied nations etc. They did discuss with me. One of my messages was, let the Allied leaders make a
public declaration that stopping extermination of the Jews became a part of the
Allied military strategy.|
To this everyone would comment --impossible, counterproductive. First, Goebbels
is saying all the time that this war was provoked by the Jews, is managed by the Jews in
behalf of the Jews. If our leaders would make such a declaration, it might confuse even our own
people, perhaps Goebbels is right.
Secondly, it would be counterproductive in Europe itself. French also suffer.
Belgians. Dutch. What would they say? They would resent? I remember one
gentleman looking straight into my eyes, asked rather angrily, Mr Karski, can
you assure us that your own people would not resent such a declaration. This is
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