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August 16

1943

In the early morning hours, German forces under the chief of
"Operation Reinhard," SS Obergruppenfuehrer (Lieutenant
General) Odilo Globocnik, surround the Bialystok ghetto and
begin the liquidation of its forty-five thousand
inhabitants. The Jewish underground offers strong
resistance, and about five thousand manage to escape or
hide. After four days of conflict, the Germans begin
deporting the remaining Jews to the killing centers. By
Septembeer 8 the region is "free of Jews." (USHMM 1993, 41)


                       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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