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Letter from S. K. Ratcliffe to Edward Murrow with Glasgow Herald letterhead; April 16, 1945

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0576-4-1-10-2


  • 1945-04-16

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Existence and Location of Originals

Series 1: Edward R. Murrow Papers ca. 1929-1968; Box 4, folder 10

Physical Description

This letter consists of one page of paper measuring 13.21 cm x 20.57 cm, having text on both sides. The page is slightly yellowed and has two holes punched in the left margin.


13.21 cm x 20.57 cm

A British journalist's letter to Edward Murrow

This is a letter from the British journalist, S. K. Ratcliffe, then associated with The Glasgow Herald, to Edward R. Murrow. He says that he has heard Murrow's "appalling story," which "will produce an incalculable effect, for it was one of those rare spoken things that have the force of deeds." He is referring to a broadcast by Murrow about the Nazi persecution of Jews, particularly in the concentration camp at Buchenwald. He supposes that the "facts are wholly unknown to the German people in the mass."

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