Long before WW2, the myth of six million was already being used to garner sympathy and political support for Jewish interests.
Fool me once ...
UPDATE: A reader went over to the New York Times and confirmed the existence of one of the articles in the video above.
UPDATE 2: Yet another reader has independently confirmed another pre-WW2 newspaper article where the "Six Million" lie was used for propaganda purposes!
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UPDATE 3: Another reader sent in this list of dozens more known references to the "Six Million Jews" pre-dating WW2.UPDATE 4: Yet another list, this one with scans of many original news articles pushing the "Six Million Jews" propaganda, before WW2.