Six Million Jews

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The Sun of New York;  Sunday, June 6, 1915, Front Page of the Fifth Section

“Horrors Worse Than Kishineff Charge Against Russia Today”

“Since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem the Jewish people have had no darker page in their history than that which the Russian Government is writing today.  Six million Jews, one-half of the Jewish people throughout the world are being persecuted, hounded, humiliated, tortured, starved.  Thousands of them have been slaughtered.  Hundreds of thousands of Jews, old men, women and children, are being driven mercilessly from town to town…”

“Dear brethren, have mercy on the six million Jews in Russia and take our part!  Ask the Russian Ministers why we are being tortured so mercilessly.  Our children are slaughtered by the Russian army.”

[24 years before the start of World War II.]

New York Times; Friday, October 18, 1918, Page 12

“$1,000,000,000 Fund to Rebuild Jewry”

Six Million Souls Will Be Needed to Resume Normal Life When War Is Ended”

6,000,000 Jews Need Help”

[21 years before the start of World War II.]


New York Times; Monday, September 8, 1919, Page 6

“Ukrainian Jews Aim to stop Pogroms”

“Mass Meeting Hears that 127,000 Jews Have Been Killed and 6,000,000 Are in Peril.”

“We come out now before the world with the determined slogan, ‘Those pogroms must stop,’” said the President in his annual message.  “It is only a question of holding these facts continually before the civilized world; we must not permit the world to slumber.  This fact that the population of 6,000,000 souls in Ukrainia and in Poland have received notice through action and by word that they are going to be completely exterminated—this fact stands before the whole world as the paramount issue of the present day.”

[20 years before the start of World War II.]

New York Times; Wednesday, November 12, 1919, Page 7

“Tells Sad Plight of Jews”

“Felix M. Warburg Says They Were the Worst Sufferers in War.” 

“The successive blows of contending armies have all but broken the back of European Jewry,” he [Warburg] said, “and have reduced to tragically unbelievable poverty, starvation and disease about 6,000,000 souls, or half the Jewish population of the earth.”

[20 years before the start of World War II.]

Atlanta Constitution, Monday, February 23, 1920, Front Page and Page 3, Column 4

“$50,000 Raised In City to Save Suffering Jews”

“He [Mr. Rusland] called upon the Atlanta Jews to rise to the occasion, and to contribute to the emergency fund in order that the lives of six millions of Jewish people may be saved.”

“Dr. Marx made an eloquent plea for generous responses to the call of the representatives of the Jewish relief fund. He drew a graphic picture of the starvation and suffering of the 6,000,000 Jews who live in Eastern Europe and Palestine …”

“Thousands upon thousands of our people have died of starvation and pestilence and thousands more will die,” he said.

[19 years before the start of World War II.]

New York Times; Friday, May 7, 1920, Page 11

“Jewish War Aid Gets $100,000 Gift”

“The fund for Jewish war sufferers in Central and Eastern Europe, where six millions face horrifying conditions of famine, disease and death, was enriched yesterday by a contribution of $100,000 from Nathan Straus.  Rabbi Stephen S. Wise announced the gift at yesterday afternoon’s gathering in the Hotel Biltmore…”

[19 years before the start of World War II.]


New York Times; Wednesday, July 20, 1921, Page 2

“Begs America Save 6,000,000 in Russia”

“Massacre Threatens All Jews as Soviet Power Wanes, Declares Kreinin, Coming Here for Aid.”

Russia’s 6,000,000 Jews are facing extermination by massacre.  As the famine is spreading, the counter-revolutionary movement is gaining and the Soviet’s control is waning.”

[18 years before the start of World War II.]

Montreal Gazette; Tuesday, December 29, 1931, Page 6 

Six Million Jews Face Starvation”

“Bad Conditions in South-Eastern Europe Reported by Rabbi Wise”

“Fears Crisis at Hand”

Six million Jews in Eastern Europe face starvation, and even worse, during the coming winter.” 

[8 years before the start of World War II.]

New York Times; Sunday, May 31, 1936, Page 14

“Americans Appeal For Jewish Refuge”

“The petition, in expressing the opinion of enlightened Christian leadership in the United States, favoring a larger Jewish immigration into Palestine, stressed the intolerable sufferings of the millions of Jews in ‘the European holocaust.’”

“Great Britain has it within her power to throw open the gates of Palestine and let in the victimized and persecuted Jews escaping from the European holocaust.” 

[3 1/2 years before the start of World War II.]

New York Times; Wednesday, February 23, 1938, Page 23

 “Jewish Teachers Chided by Isaacs”

“‘Jewish tragedy’ Pictured”

“A depressing picture of 6,000,000 Jews in Central Europe deprived of protection or economic opportunities, slowly dying of starvation, all hope gone, were presented to the teachers by Jacob Tarshis, known to this radio audience as The Lamplighter.  The ‘Jewish tragedy’ started when Hitler came into power in 1933, Mr. Tarshis declared.”

[1 ½ years before the start of World War II.]