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December 19

1940

Archbishop Sapieha (Cracow) sent a letter to Auschwitz Commandant
Rudolf Hoess requesting permission for Christmas mass to be held
in the camp for Catholic prisoners. Hoess turned down the request
because the camp rules did not permit religious observations.
Hoess did agree that approximately 6,000 one-kilogram food parcels
could be sent to all the prisoners over the holidays. (Czech et
al, p. 126-7)

1944

Since November 5, in the aftermath of the Slovakian
uprising, more than four hundred people, including Slovak
partisans, Jews, and Gypsies, have been executed by
Einsatzkommando 14 in the vicinity of Banska Bystrica in
central Slovakia. (USHMM, 1994, p. 70)

                         Work Cited
                              
Czech, Danuta, Stanslaw Klodzinski, Aleksander Lasik, 
   Andrezej Strezecki, eds. "Auschwitz 1940 - 1945. Central 
   Issues in the History of the Camp, Volume V. 
   Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum: Oswiecim 2000.

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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