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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: June 2
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June 2

1942

Deportations to Theresienstadt begin. (Ruerup, 119)

1943

In a secret address to the College of Cardinals, Pope Pius
explains his restraint concerning the Jewish question,
stating that the Vatican had to be careful not to make the
situation worse for the Jews and that individual bishops
should decide what action would be appropriate in their
jurisdictions. The pope also publicly appeals to the major
powers to apply the "laws of humanity" in air warfare.
(USHMM 1993, 35)

The Orthodox Patriarch in Constatinople (Istanbul) sends a
note to his bishops in the Balkans and Central Europe,
encouraging them to use all means to help Jews and to
proclaim in church that concealing Jews is a sacred duty.
(Ibid.)

1944

A deportation train, called the "Train of Death" by French
journalists, begins its journey from Compiegne transit
camp, northeast of Paris, to Dachau concentration camp. Of
2,166 people deported, 536 die on the journey. (USHMM
1994, 44)


                       Work Cited

Ruerup, Reinhard, Ed., trans. By Werner T. Angress. Topography of
   Terror. Berliner Festspiele GmbH, Berlin: 1987

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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