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January 27

1944

A resolution advocating full opportunity for colonization
and reconstruction of Palestine as a "free and democratic
Jewish commonwealth" is introduced in the U.S. House of
Representatives by James Wright (D-PA) and Ranulf Compton (R-
CT). A similar resolution is introduced on February 1 in the
Senate by Robert Wagner (D-NY) and Robert Taft (R-OH). After
several hearings the House Foreign Affairs Committee votes
on March 17, 1944, to defer action on the Wright-Compton
resolution upon the recommendation of General George C.
Marshall, who urges postponement for military reasons, and
the Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, who notes that
"further action on the Palestine resolutions at this time
would be prejudicial to the successful prosecution of war."
(USHMM, 1994. Pg. 26)

The German Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service, SD) in Milan
orders the arrest of sick Jews over the age of seventy.
(Ibid., 27)

A transport with 948 Jews from Westerbork transit camp in
the occupied Netherlands arrives at Auschwitz-Birkenau; 689
people are gassed on arrival, and 190 men and 69 women
survive selection on the ramp. (Ibid.)

The German Foreign Office advises its representatives in
eastern Europe (in regard to the treatment of foreign Jews
in Italy and former Italian zones of occupied Greece) that
the governments of Sweden, Finland, Romania, Switzerland,
and Spain have all requested that any of their citizens be
returned to them at once. (Ibid.)


                       Work Cited

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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