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February 1

1939

Pastor Heinrich Grueber -- a deeply humane, compassionate,
and charitable clergyman, who was head of a bureau created
by the Protestant Church to aid Jewish converts to
Christianity and who iin 1940 was imprisoned for having
protested the deportation of Jews -- even someone no less
than this heroic German held believes about Jews which were
akin to those of the Nazis. In an interview with a Dutch
newspapers ... he criticized the Dutch for their refusal to
accept the notion of a "rootless Jewry," a notion which, as
he put it approvingly, "one gladly speaks in National
Socialist Germany." He went on to say that the Dutch needed
to recognize that there is indeed a worldwide "Jewish
Problem" and to refrain from criticizing Germany, which had
given an "example" of how that problem is to be tackled.  (Goldhagen, 113)

1940

Reichsfuehrer SS Himmler orders inspections of potential sites
for a planned concentration camp. Among those inspected was the 
camp at Oswiecim, in the Hoeheren Polizeifuehrers Suedost district.
(Auschwitz 1940 - 1945, p. 119)

1944

A new satellite camp of Auschwitz III (Monowitz), located at
the Guenthergrube in Ledziny, opens, using three hundred
concentration camp prisoners to mine coal for I.G. Farben.
(USHMM, 1994. Pg. 27)

                         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.

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans 
   and the Holocaust.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996

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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