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March 15

1933

Jewish businessman Otto Selz was dragged from his home, taken
to nearby woods, and shot to death by Nazi thugs. (Friedlaender, 18)

1943

Deportation of the Jews of Salonika to Auschwitz begins with
a transport of 2,800 men, women, and children. On arrival
2,191 are immediately sent to the gas chambers. (USHMM 1993,
p. 27)

Goebbels, according to an entry in his diary, tells Hitler
it is essential to force Jews out of the Greater Reich.
Hitler agrees. (USHMM 1993, p. 27)

1944

The Soviet army begins the liberation of Transnistria,
reaching the Dniester River by March 20. (USHMM 1994, 32)

Twenty men escape from Ponary extermination camp (near
Vilna), where they had been assigned to destroy evidence of
earlier mass killings. (Ibid.)

Six Soviet officers, including some women, are shot in
Stutthof concentration camp. (Ibid.)


                          Work Cited

Friedlaender, Saul. Nazi Germany and the Jews, Volume I: The Years of
Persecution, 1933-1939. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997

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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