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March 8

1943

Reacting to agitation for resumption of deportation of Jews,
including converts, in Slovakia, the local Catholic
hierarchy issues a pastoral letter protesting against
"measures that innocently deprive whole groups of our co-
religionists and others of our fellow citizens of their
personal, familial and material rights." (USHMM 1993, p. 26)

1944

As a result of the decision of March 5 to kill Czech-Jewish
deportees housed in the Theresienstadt family camp at
Auschwitz-Birkenau, 3,791 Jewish men, women, and children
are gassed; the women and children are killed in Crematorium
II and the men in Crematorium III. Aware of what awaits
them, many sing the Jewish anthem "Hatikvar", and the Czech
national anthem. Just before they go to their deaths, Josef
Mengele selects twins for medical experiments. Unable to
protect the women and children, the educator Fredy Hirsch
commits suicide. (See February 29 and March 5.) (USHMM 1994, 32)


                       Work Cited

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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