Taylor Letter to Cardinal Maglione Describing Holocaust

(September 26, 1942)

Myron C. Taylor was President Roosevelt's personl representative to the Vatican. In 1942, he sent the following letter to Cardinal Secretary of State Luigi Maglione quoting from a report received from the Jewish Agency's Geneva office describing in great detail the murder of Jews in Warsaw, Slovakia and elsewhere and asking for the Vatican's help in confirming the information and for the Pope's suggestions as to how to prevent the continuation of "these barbarities." Taylor subsequently encouraged the Pope to speak out against the atrocities.


Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library