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May 23

1939

Hitler meets with Wilhelm Keitel, and Keitel learns of the
coming invasion of Poland. Keitel learns that non-German
populations will be available as a source of labor. (NCA II, 534)

1944

Five thousand Hungarian-Jewish prisoners
from Budapest are transferred from Auschwitz to
Buchenwald concentration camp. (USHMM 1994, 43)

Fifteen hundred Roma and Sinti prisoners are taken out of
the Gypsy family camp, BIIe, at Birkenau and transferred
to Blocks 10 and 11 at Auschwitz I. After the abortive
attempt at liquidating BIIe, these prisoners are
transferred to concentration camps inside Germany. On May
24, eighty-two male Gypsies are sent to Flossenbuerg
concentration camp, and 144 women are sent to
Ravensbrueck. The Roma prisoners, ages seventeen to
twenty-five, are all capable of forced labor. (USHMM 1994, 43)


                         Work Cited
                              
NCA II. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for
Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nazi Conspiracy and
Aggression, Volume II. Washington: United States Government
Printing Office, 1946

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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