Babi Yar, 1943: "On the basis of what we saw, it is impossible for this correspondent to judge the truth or falsity of the story told to us. It is the contention of the authorities in Kiev that the Germans, with characteristic thoroughness, not ony burned the bodies and clothing, but also crumbled the bones, and shot and burned the bodies of all prisoners of war participating in the burning, except for a handful that escaped." -- Bill Lawrence, New York Times, Fall 1943
Maidanek, August, 1944: "Never have I been confronted with such complete evidence clearly establishing every allegation made by those investigating German crimes. After inspection of Maidanek, I am now prepared to believe any story of German atrocities, no matter how savage, cruel, and depraved." -- Bill Lawrence, New York Times, August 1944
Editorial appearing in the Times on the same day: "Bill Lawrence is employed by this newspaper because he is known to be a thorough and accurate correspondent."
The parallel between this story and the 'corpse factory' atrocity tales of World War I is too striking to be overlooked. -- Christian Century