[New York] : Soviet Russia Today, N.D. Paperback. Item #40875
No Date (1943?) 1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 31 pages. Early (1943) expose and condemnation of Nazi atrocities in the occupied Soviet Union. Likely published 1943, as the end of the booklet says "(signed) Molotov// Moscow, May 11, 1943." Introduction by Jessica Smith. "With a dignity and restraint that seem almost superhuman this note by Foreign Commissar Molotov sets forth fresh proofs of the subhuman savagery of the Hitlerites. In previous notes to the United Nations Molotov has presented documentary evidence of the fiendish atrocities visited on Soviet citizens in the Nazi-occupied areas. In this one he gives details of the manner in which millions of Soviet citizens are driven into slavery…. As they systematically lay waste the Russian towns and villages during occupation or retreat, the German marauders simultaneously seek to enslave or destroy all of the Soviet people who fall into their clutches. The majority of able-bodied citizens, young and old, men and women, girls and boys, are forcibly shipped into Germany. Those who resist are murdered. The rest are packed like cattle into railroad cars. Those who sicken on the awful journey are thrown out. The railroad embankments are littered with their bodies all the way. " (from introduction) This note was sent to "all ambassadors and minsters of the countries with which the U. S. S. R. Maintains diplomatic relations. " Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities. OCLC: 5863608. Near Perfect, Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-145-2-AMP) xx.