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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: September 30
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September 30

1943

Three hundred thirty-five Russian POWs and Jewish prisoners
from the Syretsk camp at Babi Yar, attached to
Sonderkommando 1005, stage a revolt. Only fifteen succeed in
escaping. (Members of Sonderkommando 1005 are used by the
Germans to dig up and burn bodies in order to eradicate
evidence of past murders.) (USHMM 1993, 46)

King Christian X of Denmark sends the German minister an
official note protesting the planned deportation of Denmark's Jews. (Ibid.)

1944

Martin Bormman issues instructions which culminate in the
decree of 30 September 1944, signed by him. This decree took
jurisdiction over all prisoners of war out of the hands of
the OKW, handed them over to the control of Himmler, and
provided that all prisoner of war camp commanders should be
under the orders of the local SS Commanders (058-PS).
Through this order, Himmler was enabled to proceed with his
program of extermination of Prisoners of War. (NCA II, 903)

The second transport from Theresienstadt within two days,
this one carrying fifteen hundred Jewish prisoners, arrives
in Auschwitz. Approximately one-quarter of the prisoners on
the two successive transports are selected for labor; the
rest are gassed on arrival. (USHMM, 1994, p. 61)

Deprtations resume from Slovakia to Auschwitz. The first
transport, mostly Jews, leaves Sered concentration camp
neart Bratislava, and a second transport follows on October
3. The total number of deportees for both transports is
3,770. A total of 9,932 persons are deported to Auschwitz
and other camps in eight transports from the end of
September through December. (Ibid.)

1946

The International Military Tribunal at Nurnberg began handing down its
judgments, which may now be found at
http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi?imt/tgmwc/judgment/


                         Work Cited
                              
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: 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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