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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 24
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[Follow-ups set]

1941

(Police) Battalion 314 reports shooting 294 Jews. Battalion 45 reports 
shooting 61 Jews, and the "police squadron" (horse-mounted police) 113 Jews. 
(Browning, 17)

1943

Hitler appoints Heinrich Himmler as Minister of the
Interior. This post gives Himmler jurisdiction over the
courts and civil service, in addition to his previous powers
over the police, SS, extermination camps, and administration
of the occupied territories. Himmler thus becomes -- next to
Hitler -- the Reich's second most powerful man. (USHMM 1993, 42)

1944

An Allied air raid hits the Gustloff armaments works as well
as SS housing at Buchenwald; 315 prisoners are killed,
including the imprisoned German socialist leader Rudolf
Brietscheid. (USHMM 1994, 56)

                         Work Cited
                              
Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police
   Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York:
   HarperCollins, 1992

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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