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February 18

1943

Two days after the German resistance movement, the White
Rose, distributes underground anti-Nazi leaflets in Munich,
the group's leaders, brother and sister Hans and Sophie
Scholl, are arrested. They are tried, sentenced, and
beheaded on February 22. (USHMM, 1993. Pg. 23)

The "Teheran Children," Jewish children who had fled from
Poland to Soviet Russia at the outbreak of war in 1939 --
only a few of them with parents -- and made their way to
Iran via Siberia and Central Asia, arrive in British mandate
Palestine via India.  The group entering Palestine with
British approval includes 860 children and 360 adults. (The
five-week long roundabout trip from Teheran via India was
the result of Iraq's refusal to permit the group to use the
more direct route to Palestine.) (Ibid.)

In a major address at the Berlin Sport Palace, Goebbels
announces "total war for the defense of Europe against
Bolshevism" and calls Jews "the root of evil in the world." (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

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