OCCUPIED EUROPE: Penalty of Prominence

Adolf Hitler's considered policy for ruling conquered Europe embraces two lines of action: I) arrest of potential leaders of revolt, 2) confiscation of food stocks. By this policy Hitler aims: I) to quench firebrands before they can set smoldering revolt ablaze; 2) to weaken populations by hunger to a point where the will to resist is gone.

> Five hundred prominent Belgrade citizens, including publishers, editors, doctors, lawyers, priests, schoolmasters and politicians, were held as hostages last week. Many of them will probably be shot in reprisal for Chetnik warfare in Serbia. In the last two weeks 2,300 hostages have...

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