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1943
----

Propaganda Minister Goebbles declares
Berlin `judenrein' (free of Jews), although there are
still 18,000 Jewish men in privileged mixed marriages
living in the city, as well as 2,000 - 3,000 others in
hiding. (USHMM 1993, 34)

1944
----

Joel Brand of the Hungarian Zionist Relief and
Rescue Committee, accompanied by Bandi Grosz (alias Andre
Gyorgy, a Gestapo agent and converted Jew), arrives in
Istanbul with a German offer for the Allies: the Germans
will spare 700,000 Hungarian Jews in exchange for 10,000
trucks, two million bars of soap, 800 tons of coffee, 200
tons of cocoa, and 800 tons of tea. The British
government concludes that the German offer is a cover for
a separate peace intrigue designed to embroil Britain
with the Soviet Union and thereby split the Western
Allies from the Soviets. The `Manchester Guardian' of
July 20, 1944, calls this plan `the depth of satanic
wickedness and perverted ingenuity of the Germans.'
(USHMM 1994, 43)

Jewish members of a `Sonderkommando' (special labor unit)
assigned to exhume and burn the bodies of victims
massacred at Ponary near Vilna escape. Of the eighty
escapees, only eleven survive. (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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