The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Shofar FTP Archive File: documents/calendar/0908


Newsgroups: soc.history,soc.culture.jewish,soc.culture.italian,so.culture.greek
Subject: Holocaust Calendar: September 8
From: Ken McVay 
Organization: The Nizkor Project - http://www.nizkor.org
Followup-To: alt.revisionism
X-Remember: http://www.nizkor.org

[Follow-ups set]

September 8

1943

Italy's formal surrender to the Allies is announced. Hitler
orders the occupation of northern Italy, and German units
enter Rome. The king and the new Italian government escape
to Brindisi. German forces also occupy the Italian zones of
occupation in Yugoslavia, Greece, and the French Riviera. In
Greece, German forces occupy Athens and the island of
Rhodes. As a result of the occupation of the French Riviera,
thousands of Jews are trapped in Nice and rounded up for
transport to Auschwitz. (USHMM 1993, 43-44)

The Germans establish a temporary "Theresienstadt family
camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau for some five thousand Jews from
Terezin. Eventually, all of these prisoners are gassed.  (Ibid.)

Taking advantage of the Italian capitulation to the Allies,
several thousand Jewish prisoners liberate the internment
camp on Rab Island on Yugoslav territory. Most of them then
join the Yugoslav partisans operating in the area. (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

Home ·  Site Map ·  What's New? ·  Search Nizkor

© The Nizkor Project, 1991-2012

This site is intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred. Any statements or excerpts found on this site are for educational purposes only.

As part of these educational purposes, Nizkor may include on this website materials, such as excerpts from the writings of racists and antisemites. Far from approving these writings, Nizkor condemns them and provides them so that its readers can learn the nature and extent of hate and antisemitic discourse. Nizkor urges the readers of these pages to condemn racist and hate speech in all of its forms and manifestations.