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British intelligence intercepted Nazi radio messages that indicated that the Nazis were killing every Jew they could lay their hands on, examples are on Aug. 4, 1941, , a German commander reported, "Up until Aug. 3, SS cavalry brigade liquidated 3,274 partisans and Jewish Bolshevists. Own losses: none." Another is " yesterday's cleansing action in Slonim by the police regiment Mitte, 1,153 Jewish looters were shot." And on August 7 1941 "The action of the SS cavalry brigade proceeds. By noon today, a further 3,600 were executed, so that the total number by Cavalry Regiment Eastern is 7,819. Thereby, the number of 30,000 in my area has been exceeded."(5 ).
The British government knew of the role Auschwitz-Birkenau played in the Holocaust by December 1942, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden said in Parliament that the extermination of the Jews was being carried out by the Nazi (6 ).
Just before the US entrance into the war the USA knew of Hitler's final solution, and his implementation of it (7 ).
On July 17, 1944, Swiss Jewish businessman and rescue activist Robert Goldschmidt appealed to the American ambassador in Berne to seek Allied air strikes on "the crematoria in these accursed camps" (he cited Birkenau by name). While some innocent victims might perish in the bombings, Goldschmidt wrote, "many could be saved in this manner." Here was yet another Jewish leader who not only urged bombing the camps, but did so after specifically considering the likelihood that some of the inmates might be inadvertently harmed in the process (8 ).
In 1942 the Polish government-in-exile said that Heinrich Himmler ordered the extermination of half of the Jewish population in Poland, and by September 250,000 had killed by that program (9 ).
Jewish organizations after the war calculated the dead by a different method by subtraction of the post war data with the prewar data. The Institute of Jewish Affairs in New York City was 5,659,600 to 5,673,100, this included 1,250,000 in this USSR Borders. The World Jewish Congress came out with the total 5,978,000 including 1,500,000 USSR Jews(10 ).