CHAPTER 230

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

IN RESPECT TO ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE NAZIS DURING AND PRIOR TO THE PRESENT WAR AND CALLING FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE CRIMES.

WHEREAS, the members of the One Hundred and Ninth General Assembly of the State of Delaware, having learned with deep regret of the atrocities being committed by the Nazis in the occupied countries of Europe and Germany; and

WHEREAS, we are deeply shocked at the official reports from the exiled governments of Europe and from the State Department of the United States of America, which reports tell of the treacherous campaign to destroy innocent men, women and children because of their beliefs and faiths; and

WHEREAS, unbelievably inhuman acts, first ruthlessly directed against the Jews, are now being committed against all other defenseless peoples of Europe, of every faith and belief ; and

WHEREAS, the campaign against the Jews is now revealed as a barbaric plan of systematic extermination which is designed to include all liberty loving other peoples and is a crime against civilization and an offense against the high principles and all concepts of Christianity; and

WHEREAS, in this land of liberty and freedom, the hearts of men are filled with good will and sympathy toward all people of the world who are under the heel of hate and oppression ; now, therefore

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that we, the Members of the One Hundred and Ninth General Assembly of the State of Delaware, being all God-fearing and liberty-loving Americans, do join with other

Americans throughout the Nation in our protest that the State Department of the United States of America and Representatives of the United Nations, do everything in their power to stop these brutalities. We further ask that the Governments of the United Nations make plans for certain and just prosecution of these criminals who have brought total war, degradation, suffering and death to thousands of our fellowmen, and we seal this protest with our prayers, our fervent hopes for the day when aggressor nations will no longer live to rise nor darken the Continent of the World, nor ever threaten against our great Democracy.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of this General Assembly.

Approved April 9, 1943.