HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 cc257-8W
Mr. Hewlett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will consider the compilation of authenticated instances of indiscriminate German barbarity, with a view to the eventual punishment of the perpetrators.

Mr. Eden

Information relating to war crimes committed by the enemy is already being compiled by the United Nations Commission for the Investigation of War Crimes.

Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have received official information concerning the massacre by the Germans, by means of poison gas, of thousands of Jewish men, women and children at Lublin; whether the names are known of any of the persons guilty of this atrocity; and whether he can make a statement upon the matter.

Mr. Eden

A full report upon these German atrocities prepared by a Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission of Investigation was recently published. The report named those chiefly responsible for the atrocities. They will be answerable to the United Nations for their crimes in accordance with the joint declaration on German crimes issued by the Moscow Conference, a copy of which I am sending my hon. Friend.