Man Without a Country: Aiding Refugees in the Postwar Decade
Here are people who have traditionally shared our faith in human dignity . . . and In whose tradition our civilization is rooted.
Henry L. Stimson, 1948
At the San Francisco Conference in 1945, John J. McCloy, who had just flown in from Germany, reported to the American delegation that he had literally seen a corpse lying on one side of a dunghill and a baby being born on the other. Amid the devastation he was struck with the fragility and the tenaciousness of human life. It was in this "cockpit," he commented, that we would have to work out the peace.1____________________