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Great Britain & the Holocaust : British Receive Word of Massacre of Jews in Poland, Refuse to Admit Jewish Children from Bulgaria

(December 14, 1942)

W.M.( 42) 168th Meeting

Jews in Poland.

P.M. Any confirm"· of story of wholesale massacre? By mass electrical methods.

A.E Nothg. direct: but indicns. tht. it may be true. Can't confirm the method.

Know tht. Jews are being withdrawn eg. fr. Norway and sent to Poland, for some such purposes evidently.

Agreement reached on joint decl"· - prob for issue Thursday. This commits us to punishg. those responsible.

Admission of Jewish Children from Bulgaria to Palestine.

O.S. Last month J. Agency went to H. Commr on behalf of Genl. emmigrn of Jews. That was turned down, rightly, on Govt. policy.

When Ag. came to see me they asked only on behalf of children - they seemed to realise olJins. to admns. of adults.

Telegrams exchanged. I sugl· 5.000 ofwh. 500 wd. be. adult women.
Agreed.


Source: British Archives: CAB/195/2/7

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