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From: Ken McVay 
Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 31
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August 31

1939

Early in August ... [a] plan was conceived by ... Hydrich,
to stage simulated border raids by personnel of the GESTAPO
and SD dressed as Poles. To add authenticity, it was planned
to take certain prisoners from concentration camps, kill
them by use of hypodermic injections, and leave their
bodies, clad in Polish uniforms, at the various places where
the incidents were planned to occur. The Chief of GESTAPO,
Mueller, took a direct hand in these actions, which were
staged [on this date] in Beuthen, Hindenberg, Gleiwitz, and
elsewhere. (NCA II, p. 264)

1941

"The First and Third Companies of Police Battalion 322 ... seized some 
700 Jews, including 74 women", in Minsk. (Browning, 16)

Ordnungspolizei commander of the Ukraine Friederich Jeckeln
reported to Himmler and Daluege that "the special Action Staff with Order
Police Battalion 320 shot 2,200 Jews.  (Davis, Douglas. Jerusalem Post, May 20, 
1997. "British documents indicate 7 million died in Holocaust")

1944

Breendonck concentration camp in occupied Belgium is
abandoned; earlier, prisoners had been transferred to Vught
concentration camp, from where they were relocated to
Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. (USHMM
1994, 57)

Two thousand French collaborators are arrested and held at
the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris. In 1942 the Velodrome was
the assembly point for the first major roundup of Parisian
Jews. (Ibid.)

A transport of 3,174 Polish civilians arrested during the
Warsaw uprising arrives at Stutthof concentration camp.
(Ibid.)

Approximately two thousand prisoners from Natzweiler
concentration camp are transferred to Dachau as the
evacuation of Natzweiler begins. (Ibid.)

The Reich Interior Ministry orders the suspension of
mandatory reporting of statistics from euthanasia sanitaria
and hospitals because of the requirements for "total war." (Ibid.)

                         Work Cited
                              
Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police
   Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: HarperCollins, 1992

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: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994


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