Catalogue description Wartime policy towards Jews in central Europe. Account of British Aid (or lack thereof)...

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Details of CAB 21/5589
Reference: CAB 21/5589

Wartime policy towards Jews in central Europe. Account of British Aid (or lack thereof) to Jews in German occupied Europe during the Second World War. United Nation's declaration on the persecution of the Jews of 17th December 1942. Anthony Eden's statement of 30th March 1944 urging satellite states within the German sphere of influence to halt the deportation of Jews. Discussion of the fate of the Hungarian Jews (one of the last Jewish communities to be systematically persecuted) including the Soviet expulsion of the Red Cross and other international aid agencies which had been helping the Jewish community upon entering Budapest. Discussion of 'The Brand Proposals', an apparent offer by the Germans to trade the lives of one million Jews for equipment and supplies for use on the Eastern Front. Details of the rejection of this plan as an obvious attempt to blackmail the allies and split the alliance with Russia (it was later exposed as a clumsy attempt by Himmler to open secret peace negotiations with the Western Powers). Brief explanation of the allies failure to bomb the death camp at Auschwitz.

Date: 1961 Jun-Aug
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 14/31/238
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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