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January 24

1940

Three Jews in the village of Zelech'ow were stripped bare in 25 
degree weather.  After the Germans poured water over them, they 
were ordered to run around a telephone pole for half an hour.
(The Black Book of Poland, 227)

1944

The Lodz Gestapo office informs the Auschwitz camp
commandant that hereafter all documents of prisoners killed
there are to be destroyed immediately and that such papers
and personal effects are not to be sent back to the families
of the deceased. The families are to be informed that
personal effects cannot be returned. (USHMM, 1994. Pg. 26)


			Work Cited

Poland, Ministerstwo Informacji [Ministry of Information].  The 
   Black Book of Poland.  New York:  G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1942.

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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