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Harry Truman Administration: Remarks on Jewish Victims of Europe

(February 25, 1946)

IN THE TRIAL of war criminals at Nureraberg the fact has been established that 5,700,000 Jews perished under the murderous reign of Hitlerism. That crime will be answered in justice.

There are left in Europe 1,500,000 Jews, men, women and children, whom the ordeal has. left homeless, hungry, sick, and without assistance. These, too, are victims of the crime for which retribution will be visited upon the guilty. But neither the dictates of justice nor that love of our fellowman which we are bidden to practice will be satisfied until the needs of these sufferers are met.

Sources: Public Papers of the President