Oral Answers to Questions — German Concentration Camps

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29 May 1945.

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Photo of Mr John Hynd Mr John Hynd , Sheffield, Attercliffe 12:00, 29 May 1945

asked the Secretary of State for War whether political, religious and other German victims of concentration camps now released will be given facilities to publish their experiences in Germany for the purpose of exposing the lull evil of the Nazi régime to their fellow Germans and thus encouraging the development of the democratic movement.

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

The restrictions on publication in Germany are at present necessarily very stringent but my hon. Friend's suggestion will no doubt be borne in mind when a relaxation proves possible.

Photo of Mr John Hynd Mr John Hynd , Sheffield, Attercliffe

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that these restrictions are a very bad contrast to those operating in the zone occupied by our Russian Allies and does he not consider that this is a bad example to show the Germans of democratic methods?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Perhaps the hon. Member will give me the evidence on which he bases his assertion that more freedom of political utterance is allowed in the Russian zone of occupation.