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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: May 20
From: Ken McVay 
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May 20

1940

Rapportfuehrer Palitzsch escorted 30 German repeat-offender
criminals to Auschwitz. Commandant Hoess had chosen them at
Sachsenhausen concentration camp, and designated them as
prisoner functionaries who were to constitute an "extension"
of the camp SS authorities and exercise direct supervision
over the prisoners in the camp and work details. These functionaries
identified with the SS attitude in shedding all moral scruples 
in regard to the prisoners under their control. Prisoner #1,
BrunoBrodniewitsch became camp elder (Lageraeltester); the
others became kapos, block supervisors and so on. (Caech et al,
p. 121)

1942

Field Marshal Milch, Secretary of State and Deputy to
Hermann Goering, wrote to SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Wolff that:
"our sanitary inspector reports to me that the altitude
experiments carried out by the SS and Air Force at Dachau
have been finished. ...The carrying out of experiments of
some other kind, in regard to perils at high seas, would be
important." (343-PS) NCA II, 445-6)

1943

Italy establishes an internment camp for Jews and Slovenes on the occupied 
Yugoslav island of Rab (Arb). (USHMM 1993, 34)

1944

The seventy-forth convoy leaves Drancy with twelve hundred Jewish deportees to 
Auschwitz; 904 are gassed on arrival. (USHMM 1994, 43)


                         Work Cited
                              
Czech, Danuta, Stanslaw Klodzinski, Aleksander Lasik, 
   Andrezej Strezecki, eds. "Auschwitz 1940 - 1945. Central 
   Issues in the History of the Camp, Volume V. 
   Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum: Oswiecim 2000.

NCA II. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for
Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nazi Conspiracy and
Aggression, Volume II. Washington: United States Government
Printing Office, 1946

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

NCA II. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for
Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nazi Conspiracy and
Aggression, Volume II. Washington: United States Government
Printing Office, 1946

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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