Foreign News: Molotov Cocktail

Out of a dusty file in the Kremlin, Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Mikailovich Molotov last week fished a nine-month-old document. It was a note from nine Governments in Exile telling him about Nazi atrocities in Occupied Europe (no news) and Comrade Molotov had not bothered to answer it. But Comrade Molotov's chief, Joseph Stalin, had a special reason for wanting it answered now.

The British Lord Chancellor (Lawyer John Simon) and the U.S. President (Lawyer Franklin Roosevelt) had just announced that they were going to set up a United Nations Court of Justice to try all criminals-of-war—after the war. Molotov's answer (addressed,...

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