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1943

In the final liquidation of the Riga ghetto, two thousand
Jews are sent to Auschwitz, and ten are left behind as a
clearnup detail. (USHMM, 1993, p. 50)

1944

The Slovakian Ministry of National Defense erects a security
camp for Gypsies at Dubnica n. Vahom. By December 23, 1944,
the camp holds 729 prisoners, half of them children. During
a typhus epidemic in late December, ill prisoners are shot
and buried in mass graves. (USHMM, 1994, p. 66)

The fifth transport of Slovakian Jews leaves Sered
concentration camp, near Bratislava, for Auschwitz with 930
people. Since the first transport left on September 30, a
total of 7,436 prisoners, mostly Jews, have been sent to
Auschwitz. (Ibid.)

Gassings at Auschwitz-Birkenau are halted, and the
selections of incoming transports are suspended. (Ibid.)


                       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
                              
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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