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From: Ken McVay 
Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 6
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[Follow-ups set]

August 6

1941

Walter Stahlecker, head of Einsatzgruppe A, writes that he had received
funadamental orders connected with an impending complete purge of Jews from
Europe that were not to be written down but transmitted only orally.
("Handwritten comment on memorandum compiled by Einsatzgruppe A regarding
Reich Commissioner Lohse's Guidelines, Latvian State Archives, Riga," cited
in Breitman, 44)

1944

The Warsaw concentration camp, a subcamp of Majdanek, holds
5,450 prisoners. Two transports, one on August 6 and the
other on September 12, transfer 3,428 prisoners to Dachau
concentration camp. (USHMM 1994, 54)

Seventy-five hundred female Jewish prisoners from Plaszow
concentration camp in Cracow arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  (Ibid.)


                         Work Cited

Breitman, Richard. Official Secrets. New York: Hill & Wang, 1998                              
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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