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1941

Police Regiment South reports shooting 1,255 Jews.  (Browning, 17)

A British intelligence summary concludes that the number of probable
killings (of Jews) by the SS and Order Police was probably twice the
figure reported in intercepted radio transmissions, because code
breakers were only successful in decoding half the transmissions. The
summary included these words:

"The execution of 'Jews' is so recurrent a feature of these reports
that the figures have been omitted from the situation reports and
brought under one heading... Whether all those executed as 'Jews' are
indeed such is of course [!] doubtful; but the figures are no less
conclusive as evidence of a policy of savage intimidation if not of
ultimate extermination." (Breitman, 96)

1944

A transport with three hundred Jewish children from Kovno,
Lithuania, arrives at Auschwitz. All are gassed the same
day. (USHMM 1994, 59)

Sered concentration camp near Bratislava is reopened by the
Einsatzgruppe H. The deportations from the camp are
organized by SS Captain Alois Brunner, who previously
organized the deportation of Jews from Salonika and Drancy
in 1943. The first deportations from Sered take place by the
end of the month. (Ibid.)

                         Work Cited

Breitman, Richard. Official Secrets:  What the Nazis Planned,
   What the British and Americans Knew. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998                              
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: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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