HC Deb 07 July 1943 vol 390 c2085
39. Captain Gammans

asked the Minister of Information whether in possible collaboration with other Allied Governments, he will consider the preparation and publication of an up-to-date comprehensive report on German atrocities in occupied Europe?

Mr. Thurtle

The preparation of a comprehensive report such as the hon. Member contemplates has been envisaged for some time, and a United Nations Commission for the Investigation of War Crimes is to be set up for that purpose. To this Commission the lists already prepared by the nations concerned will be submitted. I would not wish to pre-judge the views of that Commission by making any promises in regard to publication of their report. In the meantime may I remind the hon. and gallant Member of the series of reports on this subject issued by the Inter-Allied Information Committee and on sale at His Majesty's Stationery Office?

Captain Gammans

Will my hon. Friend do his best to give wide publicity to these reports in view of the fact that the Germans are very obviously starting to organise sympathy for themselves?

Mr. Thurtle

I will see what can be done.