|More of Senator Homer Capehart's remarks to the US Senate on February 5, 1946:
"Since the end of the war about 3,000,000 people, mostly women and children and over-aged men,
have been killed in Eastern Germany and south-eastern Europe; about 15,000,000 people have been
deported or had to flee their homesteads and are on the road. About 25% of these people, over
3,000,000 have perished. About 4,000,000 men and women have been deported to Eastern Europe
as slaves. It seems that the elimination of the German population of Eastern Europe - at least
15,000,000 people - was planned in accordance with decisions made at Yalta. Churchill had said to
Mikolakczyk when the latter protested during the negotiations to Moscow against forcing
Poland to incorporate eastern Germany; 'Don't mind the five or more million Germans.
Stalin will see to them. You will have no trouble with them; they will cease to exist'. "
"The fact can no longer be suppressed, namely, the fact that is has been and continues to be, the
deliberate policy of a confidential and conspiratorial clique within the policy-making circles of this
government to draw and quarter a nation now reduced to abject misery..."
"In this process this clique, like a pack of hyenas struggling over the bloody entrails of a corpse, and
inspired by a sadistic and fanatic hatred, are determined to destroy the German nation and the
German people, no matter what the consequences."...
"At Potsdam the representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Socialist
Republics solemnly signed the following declaration of principles and purposes: 'It is not the intention
of the Allies to destroy or enslave the German people.' Mr. President, the cynical and savage
repudiation of these solemn declarations which has resulted in a major catastrophe, cannot be
explained in terms of ignorance or incompetence. This repudiation, not only of the Potsdam
Declaration, but also of every law of God and men, has been deliberately engineered with such a
malevolent cunning, and with such diabolic skill, that the American people themselves have been
caught in an international death trap."...
"For nine months now this administration has been carrying on a deliberate policy of mass starvation
without any distinction between the innocent and the helpless and the guilty alike."...
"The first issue has been and continues to be merely humanitarian. This vicious clique within this
administration that has been responsible for the policies and practices which have made a madhouse
of central Europe has not only betrayed our American principles, but they have betrayed the GI's
who have suffered and died, and they continue to betray the American GIs who have to continue
their dirty work for them."...
"The second issue that is involved is the effect this tragedy in Germany has already had on the other
European countries. Those who have been responsible for this deliberate destruction of the German
state and this crimimal mass starvation of the German people have been so zealous in their hatred
that all other interests and concerns have been subordinated to this one obsession of revenge. In
order to accomplish this it mattered not if the liberated countries in Europe suffered and starved. To
this point this clique of conspirators have addressed themselves: 'Germany is to be destroyed. What
happens to other countries of Europe in the process is of secondary importance'."