Catalogue ref: FO 371/36648
CENTRAL AGUDATH ISRAEL
OF ERETZ ISRAEL
His Excellency the High Commissioner,
2. The reports reaching us from the vast European prison are most alarming. Even if we may discount some of them and fail to believe the absolute accuracy of reports of barbaric and wicked acts perpetrated on Jews by the Nazis or at their order (e.g. that they use Jews for experimental stations for the manufacture of gas, that they deliver their bodies for the extraction of fats and their bones for the fertilising of fields, that they carry thousands of Jews from one place to another in cattle trucks in order to reduce their number), even so, it is obvious to all civilised nations that Hitler is determined to act on his nefarious [evil] boasts which he repeated in his last speech the day before yesterday, to bring about a physical extermination of the whole of European Jewry [the Jews in Europe].