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January 26

1943

The German Interior Ministry decrees that all Gypsies in
concentration camps are enemies of the state, thus enabling
the state to confiscate their property. Three days later,
the Central Office for Reich Security (RSHA) orders the
deportation of all Gypsies in Germany and the occupied lands
to Auschwitz-Birkenau. (USHMM, 1993. Pg. 21)

1944

Heinrich Himmler spoke to several hundred Wehrmacht officers at the
municipal theater in Posen... he said:

"When the Fuehrer gave me the order to carry out the total solution of
the Jewish question, I at first hesitated, uncertain whether I could
demand of my worthy SS-men the execution of such a horrid
assignment...But this was ultimately a matter of a Fuehrer-order, and
therefore I could have no misgivings. In the meantime, the assignment
has been carried out, and there is no longer a Jewish question." (Saul
Friedlaender, writing in Fleming, p.xxxii)

                            Work Cited

Fleming, Gerald. Hitler and the Final Solution. Berkely and Los
Angeles: University of California Press, 1982

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

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