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1939

Schact is dismissed from his position as President of the Reichsbank by 
Adolf Hitler, probably the result of his warning to Hitler resulting 
from the pace of military spending. (Friedlaender, 315)

1942

The Germans meet in Berlin, at the Wannsee Conference, where
Heydrich informed government representatives of their duties
in the ongoing extermination of European Jewry. (Goldhagen,
157. See also http://www.nizkor.org/places/germany/wannsee
for more specific detail.)

1943

Reichsfuehrer SS Himmler orders the removal of all Jews from
the General Government (occupied central Poland), the other
occupied eastern territories, and the west. Deportations
continue to Treblinka, Auschwitz, and Sobibor. (USHMM, 1993.
Pg. 20)

The Polish government-in-exile in London, in a detailed
official statement to Allied governments, points to
"alarming evidence of an intensification of German methods
of violence aimed at the physical and moral destruction of
the Polish nation." The report says that "large numbers" of
Poles have been imprisoned in concentration camps, that two
thousand Catholic priests have been executed, that dozens of
Polish citizens have been publicly hanged, and that
thousands of peasants have been driven from their lands to
make way for German settlers. This follows the report of
December 10, 1942, by the Polish government -in-exile
declaring that the Germans are carrying out the "systematic
extermination" of the Jews of Poland and other European
countries. (USHMM, 1993. Pg. 20)

1944

The sixty-sixth transport, with 1,155 Jews, leaves Drancy
internment camp near Paris for Auschwitz, arriving on
January 22; 864 Jews are gassed upon arrival. (USHMM, 1994.
Pg. 25)

Italian anti-Jewish laws are revoked by the Allies in the
liberated areas of Italy. (Ibid.)

January 20-26, 1943

Two thousand Jews are deported from Terezin to Auschwitz;
1,760 of them are gassed immediately upon arrival. (USHMM,
1993. Pg. 20)


                          Work Cited

Friedlaender, Saul. Nazi Germany and the Jews, Volume I: The Years of
   Persecution, 1933-1939. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary
   Germans and the Holocaust.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996

USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Revolt Amid the Darkness: Days of Remembrance,
   April 18-25, 1993. Washington, D.C.: 1993
                              
USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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