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The BBC censored ‘Jews’ from Richard Dimbleby’s 1945 report from Belsen

by | 8th, June 2015

 

Richard Brooks has an interesting story of Richard Dimbleby’s [RD] BBC broadcast from the Belsen death camps.  It was April 1945. Thousands of dead bodies littered the gound:

IT WAS “the most horrible” day of his life and the most shocking broadcast of the Second World War. Millions listening in Britain could hear the horror in Richard Dimbleby’s voice as he stepped past the bodies on the ground at the liberated Belsen concentration camp.

However, nowhere in the report was there any mention of the fact that most of the victims were Jews.

Why not?

Hereditary BBC journalist Jonathan Dimbleby [JD] says his father’s words were censored by the BBC. He tells the Sunday Times :

“It was, I think, because the BBC needed more sources to support what had happened to the Jews, and worries that, if you mentioned one group of people and not others, it might seem biased or wrong.”

Biased in favour of the Jews? At the BBC in the 1940s?  Really

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