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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: July 4
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July 4

1939

The 10th Ordinance supplementing the Reich Citizenship Law is
announced. It establishes the "National Association of Jews in
Germany" [Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland]. (Ruerup, 118)

1943

Yitzhak Wittenberg, commander of the United Partisan
Organization (FPO) in the Vilna ghetto, is apprehended by
the Germans but freed by FPO fighters. The Gestapo demands
his surrender, warning that otherwise the ghetto will be
liquidated. The ghetto's `Judenrat' chairman, Jacob Gens,
who believes compromise with the Germans will save a ghetto
remnant, adds his voice to this demand. Wittenberg
surrenders within hours and is executed by the Gestapo.
(USHMM 1993, 38)

1944

Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy informs J.W.
Pehle, head of the War Refugee Board, that the proposal to
bomb rail lines at Auschwitz-Birkenau is rejected as
"impractical." (USHMM 1994, 49)


                       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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