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1942

The refugee ship SS Struma, home to 769 Rumanian Jews seeking refuge from 
Nazi Germany, which arrived in Istanbul on December 16, 1941, is "towed to the 
Black Sea and sunk, apparently by a torpedo fired mistakenly by a Soviet 
submarine. There were two survivors." (Hilberg, Perpetrators, 257)

1943

Hitler sends a message to the Nazi Party's anniversary
celebration declaring that the war "will not end...in the
destruction of Aryan humanity but in the liquidation of the
Jews in Europe." (USHMM, 1993. Pg. 24)

One hundred fifty-eight members of the small Norwegian-
Jewish community are deported via Berlin to Auschwitz, where
approximately 120 of them are immediately sent to the gas
chamber. (Ibid.)

1944

Two hundred prisoners, half of those assigned to the
Sonderkommando in the Birkenau crematoria, are transferred
to Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, arriving there on
February 26. All are shot in retaliation for the attempted
escape of five members of the Sonderkommando. (USHMM, 1994.
Pg. 29)

One hundred nineteen Soviet prisoners of war are transferred
from Lambinowice to Auschwitz. (Ibid.)


                             Work Cited
                              
Hilberg, Raul. Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders: The Jewish Catastrophe 
   1933-1945. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

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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