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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: June 28
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June 28

1943

With the completion of the last of five crematoria at
Birkenau, the killing center now has the capacity to
cremate 4,750 corpses a day. (USHMM 1993, 37)

1944

In Paris the resistance kills Minister of Information
Phillipe Henriot, a radio commentator and a high-ranking
officer in the `Milice.' Paul Touvier, head of the `Milice'
in Lyon, is ordered to shoot hostages in reprisal for
Henriot's death, and on June 30 he selects seven of twenty-
five Jewish prisoners to be executed by firing squad.
(USHMM 1994, 47)

Radio Kossuth, Communist-sponsored broadcasts aimed at
Hungary, announces that two hundred thousand Hungarian Jews
have been killed in the past few months. This broadcast
follows several programs in the preceding three months
warning of the extermination of the Jews and Hungarian
responsibility for it. (Ibid.)

The British war cabinet approves a memorandum by the lord
chancellor which states, in part, that Britain will gather
evidence of German atrocities against Jews only in occupied
countries, since German crimes against German Jews could in
their view not be considered war crimes. (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
                              
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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