After urging that the groups that he held responsible for the horrors ("General Staff, Gestapo, SS and Industrialists") that he had witnessed should receive fair but speedy trials, and any who were found to be innocent should be acquitted, Mr. Pulizter declared that the rest "should be put out of this world with Army bullets through their heads."
"It is difficult to get any accurate figures on the numbers involved," Mr. Pulizter said. "The War Department for some reason has been reluctant to release information on the subject. But I estimate that somewhere between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 is a reasonable figure. Possibly 1,500,000 may be the final total." 2
he had said he was convinced that it would be necessary to execute large numbers of Germans "and then put the German people on parole and keep them on parole for at least one or probably two generations." 3In an December 26, 1944 letter Pultizer urged his editor Coghlan to take
"the strongest, toughest, most remorseless attitude towards all Germans until the day arrives when they have had their German bestiality educated and whipped out of them. Economic opportunity for Germans in our own self-interest after the war, yes; but gentle, sentimental consideration in the meantime, no." 4