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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: May 5
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1943
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The Vatican sends a formal note to the
Slovak government, protesting plans to resume the
deportation of Jews, stating that such action would
"strike so gravely at the natural rights of man." (USHMM 1993, 32)

With Himmler visiting Zagreb, German authorities join
with the Croatians in rounding up Jews for deportation.
Trains leave for Auschwitz on May 5 and May 10 with a
total of 1,150 Jews. (USHMM 1993, 33)


1944
----

A census of the Jews of Budapest is ordered.  (USHMM 1994, 41)

SS Gruppenfuehrer (Major General) Richard Gluecks, Inspector
of the Concentration Camps and chief of Office D in the SS
Central Office for Economy and Administration (WVHA)
suggests that Jews be used as subjects for sea-water
experiments. SS Gruppenfuehrer Arthur Nebe, chief of Office
V (Reichskriminalpolizeiamt, or German detective forces) of
the Central Office for Reich Security, suggests that Gypsies
from Auschwitz be used instead. Himmler sides with Nebe, and
the Gypsies are used. (Ibid.)

The resistance movement at Auschwitz I reports to the Cracow
resistance committee for concertration camp prisoners that
the Germans are obliterating traces of their killing
operations at Auschwitz. Thus, the old crematorium at
Auschwitz I is converted into an air-raid shelter; also, the
execution wall at Block 11 is torn down, and the adjacent
soil, saturated with blood, is trucked away. (Ibid.)


                       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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