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Secret Reports on Nazi GermanyThe Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort$
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Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer, and Raffaele Laudani

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691134130

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.001.0001

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The “Statement on Atrocities” of the Moscow Tripartite Conference

The “Statement on Atrocities” of the Moscow Tripartite Conference

(December 10, 1943)

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(p.451) 25 The “Statement on Atrocities” of the Moscow Tripartite Conference
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Secret Reports on Nazi Germany
Author(s):

Otto Kircheimer

, John Herz
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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0026

This chapter focuses on the “Statement on Atrocities,” which contains a joint declaration concerning war crimes and war criminals. Issued by the Tripartite Conference over the signatures of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin, the report details that the declaration constitutes the first common announcement of intentions on the part of all three major powers. The chapter considers parallel statements issued on October 25, 1941, by Roosevelt and Churchill, which drew the attention of the world to the shooting of hostages during World War II and announced that retribution would be exacted from the guilty. It also addresses the question of the effect of the Moscow Declaration on Germany and the use which can be made of it in psychological warfare operations.

Keywords:   war crimes, Statement on Atrocities, war criminals, Tripartite Conference, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, World War II, Germany, psychological warfare

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