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August 7

The British Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley intercepts 
and deciphers an encoded message, by Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, 
Ordnungspolizei commander in the Soviet republic of Belarus; he 
reported to SS chief Heinrich Himmler and Ordnungspolizei head 
Kurt Daluege that "the total number of executions in territory under 
my jurisdiction has now exceeded 30,000." On the same day, the SS 
Cavalry Brigade in the Minsk area of Belarus reported that 7,819 
executions had been carried out.  (Davis, Douglas. Jerusalem Post, 
May 20, 1997. "British documents indicate 7 million died in Holocaust")

1941

Himmler issues a circular directive on the "evaluation of
racial-biological testimonies by experts concerning persons of Gypsy
origin." Distinctions are drawn between "tribally pure Gypsies" and
different grops of "Gypsies of mixed blood." (Ruerup, 124)

1943

A Polish exile publication in London reports that the
Germans have massacred two million Jews "by suffocation" in
Treblinka.(USHMM 1993, 40) 

The T4 ("euthanasia" program) transport organization transferred 208
handicapped patients from Hamburg to Eichberg and Kalmenhof. Of these, 79
came from the Langenhorn state hospital and 129 from the Alsterdorfer
Institutions of the Protestant Home Mission; 82 were children. Only an
eleven-year-old survived.(Friedlander, 153)

1944

The SS arrest and deport thirteen elderly patients from a
nursing home in Venice. (USHMM 1994, 54)

American bombers destroy chemical factories at Blechhammer
in Upper Silesia, a subcamp of Auschwitz III, and the oil
refineries at Trzbinia, located about twenty kilometers
(twelve miles) northeast of the Auschwitz I complex. (Ibid.)

The People's Court begins the trial of the conspirators
involved in the assassination attempt of July 20 against
Adolf Hitler. (See July 20). (Ibid.)

The Turkish SS Morina arrives in Istanbul with 340 Jewish
refugees. (Ibid.)

Deportations from the Lodz ghetto resumed, as cattle trucks
began taking Jews to Auschwitz. (LeBor, 20)

                         Work Cited

Friedlander, Henry. The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the
   Final Solution. Chapel Hill & London: University of North Carolina
   Press, 1995

LeBor, Adam. Hitler's Secret Bankers: The Myth of Swiss
   Neutrality During the Holocaust. Secaucus, N.J.: Carol
   Publishing Group, 1997.

Ruerup, Reinhard, Ed., trans. By Werner T. Angress. Topography of
   Terror. Berliner Festspiele GmbH, Berlin: 1987

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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