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June 12

1937

Reinhard Heydrich issues a directive which orders "protective custody"
for all "defilers of race" once the regular legal proceedings are
concluded.  (Ruerup, 112)

1944

President Roosevelt sends a formal message to Congress
announcing the creation of the Fort Ontario Emergency
Refugee Shelter, mixing humanitarianism with military
requirments. He states: "As the hour of the final defeat of
the Hitlerite forces draws closer, the fury of their insane
desire to wipe out the Jewish race in Europe continues
undiminished. This is but one example: many Christian
groups are also being murdered. Knowing that they have lost
the war, the Nazis are determined to complete their program
of mass extermination." Noting that refugees are a
potential impediment in a war zone, Roosevelt praises the
work of the War Refugee Board, explains the arrangements
for Oswego, and pledges that refugees, largely women and
children, will return to their native countries at the end
of the war. (USHMM 1994, 46)

German Army Group Center in Russia proposes Operation Hay,
the deportation of forty to fifty thousand Russian children
ages ten to fourteen for use in German trade occupations
and, later, as military auxiliaries. The operation is
approved by Alfred Rosenberg, Reich Minister for the
Occupied Eastern Territories, but the Soviet offensive of
June 22 prevents its implementation. (Ibid.)


                         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: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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