Friday, September 18, 2015

Grand Duchess Charlotte accuses Nazis

September 18, 1940

Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg has protested to the United States and other nations against the "wrongs which the German Reich is committing in regard to this peaceful little country."

The protest was filed with the State Department and foreign missions earlier today in Washington, D.C., earlier today by the Luxembourg Legation on behalf of the Grand duchess, now living in exile in Portugal.

The protest charges that Germans, who have occupied the tiny country, have prohibited the use of the French language and abolished the country's constitution.  They have also released public officials "from their oath of loyalty to the Grand Duchess," and are "in violation of international law and of the treaties and promises given by Germany."

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