Foreign News: How Awful!

The stench of Buchenwald would reek in history. But how much of it was known to German civilians even in nearby Weimar? Sick with disgust, tough General George S. Patton ordered the burghers of the town to be taken through Buchenwald and shown its obscenities. Twelve hundred men & women of Weimar walked unwillingly through the camp and wept, retched, fainted. A young Hitler Madchen sobbed: "How awful!"

General Dwight D. Eisenhower was so stirred that he forthwith invited Prime Minister Winston Churchill to send a British Parliamentary delegation to see Buchenwald. With them...

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