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October 3

1936

Carl Schmitt's "...notorious academic conference, 'Judaism in Legal
Science,'" was held on this day in Berlin. He "...opened and closed
the proceedings with two major anti-Jewish speeches," citing Hitler's
words: "In defending myself against the Jew...I am doing the work of
the Lord."  (Friedlaender, 192)

1943

An official letter protesting the threatened deportations is
publicly read in every Danish church. The letter, drafted by
Lutheran bishops and sent to the German minister in
Copenhagen, pledges to "struggle to insure the continued
guarantee to our Jewish brothers and sisters of the same
freedom we ourselves treasure more than life itself." In a
related action, Copenhagen University closes for one week
"in view of the disasters that have overtaken our fellow
citizens." (USHMM, 1993, p. 47)

Stockholm reports that one thousand Danish Jews have already
escaped across the Oresund Strait to Sweden. Thousands more
will make the trip successfully in the coming days. (Ibid.)

The Gestapo orders all Jews of Athens to register as a
preliminary to deportation; three thousand flee and are
given shelter by non-Jewish Greeks. (Ibid.)


                          Work Cited

Friedlaender, Saul. Nazi Germany and the Jews, Volume I: The Years of
   Persecution, 1933-1939. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997

USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Revolt Amid the Darkness: Days of Remembrance,
   April 18-25, 1993. Washington, D.C.: 1993

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