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February 3

1943

British Colonial Secretary Stanley announces that 5,000
Jews, including 4,500 children, will be allowed to migrate
from Bulgaria to British mandate Palestine and that 30,000
unused immigration certificates can be utilized by Jewish
children in southeastern Europe. These plans for rescuing
Bulgarian-Jewish children are never implemented, since the
International Committee of the Red Cross refused to
accompany the children on unseaworthy boats, and the
children remain in Bulgaria. (USHMM, 1993. Pg. 22)

1944

The commander in chief of the German armies in the west,
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, issues additional orders
backing severe reprisals against the maquis. His order
stresses that at the slighted sign of disobedience or
attack, violent countermeasures must be taken. "There will
be an immediate return of fire...immediate burning down of
houses." The order is explicit in recognizing that the
innocent might suffer: "If thereby innocent people are hit
it is regrettable, but it is entirely the fault of the
terrorists." (USHMM, 1994. Pg. 27-28)

The sixty-seventh transport leaves Drancy for Auschwitz-
Birkenau with more than one thousand Jewish deportees, most
of whom are gassed on arrival on February 6. (See January
20.) (Ibid., 28)

Italian Fascists violate Vatican territory to arrest several
Jews hiding there. (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
                              
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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