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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: June 21
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June 21
1943

After a meeting with Hitler, Himmler orders the liquidation
of all the ghettos in the Reichskommissariat Ostland, the
German-occupied territories of the Soviet Union, and the
Baltic states. The decision is made after Himmler and the
RSHA (`Reichssicherheitshauptamt') chief Kaltenbrunner
agree that life in the ghettos is not harsh enough to
achieve the "natural demise by means of hard labor,"
outlined at the Wannsee Conference of January 1942. The
Himmler order results in a massive resettlement-and-murder
program, lasting from September 11 to November 3. Thousands
of Jews in the ghettos of Kovno, Minsk, Riga, and Vilna are
killed, while 18,000 to 20,000 deemed capable of hard labor
are temporarily exempted. (USHMM 1993, 37)

French resistance leader Jean Moulin is arrested. He dies
eleven days later after torture at the hands of Klaus
Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon. (Ibid.)

In liberated Algiers, the American-British joint Commission
for Political Prisoners and Refugees announces th erelease
of the last 4,000-6,000 persons held in concentration
camps, forced-labor units, or "restricted areas" in North
Africa. (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

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