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Today in Jewish History - October 12 / Cheshvan 3

1942 October 12, PHILIPPE ETTER (Switzerland)

Carl Burckhardt
The former president of Switzerland persuaded the Red Cross not to adopt any resolution which related to "certain nationalities" ... (who suffered) attacks on their lives for acts they did not commit. On the other hand, Carl Burckhardt, another Red Cross official, helped pass information on the plight of the Jews to the American Legation in Switzerland that same month.

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