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Letter from Edward Murrow to S. K. Ratcliffe; London, May 3, 1945

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0576-4-1-10-4-57600001


  • Creation: 1945-05-03

Language of Materials


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 20.83 cm x 25.91 cm, having text one side. The page has two holes punched in the left margin.


20.83 cm x 25.91 cm

Edward Murrow's response to S. K. Ratcliffe's letter

In this letter, Edward R. Murrow says that he got a mixed reception to his broadcast about Buchenwald, but thought his story was at least believed. He also counters Ratcliffe's supposition that the mass of German people did not know what was happening at Buchenwald. He believes that many people in Weimar did know where and what Buchenwald was.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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