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"In an open address to Hitler, Yaroslav Stetsko, Head of the
Nationalist Government of the Ukraine, said:

                                      July 4, 1941
To the Fuehrer and the Chancellor, Berlin
7/4/41, Lvov, Ukrainian Government, No.2/41.

Your Excellence:

It is with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude
and admiration for your heroic army which has
covered itself with new glory in battles with
Europe's worst enemy -- Moscow Bolsheviks -- that
we are hereby sending Your Excellence, on behalf
of the Ukrainian people and its government which
has been created in liberated Lvov, our heartfelt
wishes for complete victory in your struggle.

The triumph of the German arms, will enable you to
extend your planned construction of new Europe
also to her Eastern Part. You have thus also given
an opportunity to the Ukrainian people as one of
the full and free members of the family of
European nations to take an active part in the
implementation of this great plan in its sovereign
Ukrainian state.

                    On behalf of the Ukrainian
                    Yaroslav Stetzko,
                    (Seal of Ukrainian State)*
* Captured Nazi War Document no. 145. Translated into
English. Courtest Soviet State Archive, Ukraine SSR."
(Sabrin, 51)

                         Work Cited
Sabrin, B.F., Ed. Alliance for Murder: The Nazi-Ukrainian
Nationalist Partnership in Genocide. New York: Sarpedon,

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