the British Ministry of Information circulated a memo to the British Clergy and the BBC on February 29,1944, which stated :
“We know how the Red Army behaved in Poland in 1920 and in Finland, Es-tonia, Latvia, Galicia and Bessarabia only recently.We must, therefore, take into account how the Red Army will certainly be-have when it overruns Central Europe. […] Experience has shown that the best distraction is atrocity propaganda di-rected against the enemy. Unfortunately the public is no longer so suscepti-ble as in the days of the ‘Corpse Factory,’ and the ‘Mutilated Belgian Babies,’ and the ‘Crucified Canadians.’ Your cooperation is therefore earnestly sought to distract public attention from the doings of the Red Army by your wholehearted support of variouscharges against the Germans and Japanese which have been and will be put into circulation by the Ministry.”
(G. Rudolf, Lectures on the Holocaust, 2d ed., 2010, p. 88, who refers to Rozek, Edward J., Allied Wartime Diplomacy, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1958, p. 209f.)
Do you know if Rozek gives a source ? Thanks beforehand.