Newsgroups: alt.revisionism,soc.history,soc.culture.jewish From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Holocaust Calendar: February 29 Followup-To: alt.revisionism X-Remember: http://www.nizkor.org [Follow-ups set] February 29 1944 SS Obersturmbannfuehrer (SS Lieutenant Colonel) Adolf Eichmann inspects the "Theresienstadt family camp," BIIb, at Auschwitz-Birkenau and hears reports from Dr. Leo Janowitz (former director of the Central Secretariat of the Theresienstadt ghetto) and Fredy Hirsch (an educator and youth leader in Theresienstadt). (USHMM, 1994. Pg. 29) A tribunal of the Kattowitz Gestapo sentences 163 Polish prisoners to death; they are executed at barrack (Block) 11 in Auschwitz I. (Ibid.) Also in February, 1944: In Sasow, in occupied central Poland, the Germans burn alive and shoot the entire village population, consisting of several hundred Catholics, for assisting one hundred Jews hiding in a local forest....The first food parcels for Danish deportees, sent by the Danish organization `Fund of 1944,' are received at Theresienstadt. With the arrival of the packages, the mortality rate of Danish prisoners at Theresienstadt drops by more than half....The "beautification" of the Theresienstadt ghetto for inspection by the Red Cross and foreign visitors begins, as ordered by SS Lieutenant Colonel Karl Rahm, the ghetto's third and last commandant....The Germans assume the administration of the Fossoli internment and transit camp; the Security Service (SD) of Verona under SS Brigadefuehrer (SS Brigadier General) Wilhelm Harster (previously in charge of deportations in the occupied Netherlands) takes control....Eight hundred children are deported from concentration camps in Estonia to killing centers in occupied Poland. Also in February 1943: The Jewish community of Mainz in Germany is liquidated....German forces slaughter the remaining ten thousand Jews of the Stanlislawow ghetto in the Ukraine....The Kilomyia ghetto in the Ukraine is liquidated, with the killing of the ghetto's remaining fifteen hundred Jews in a nearby forest....While German units stand by, Ukrainian gangs in Boryslav murder hundreds of Jewish women and children. German SS and police units begin systematically to round up German Gypsies and deport them to Auschwitz-Birkenau; their number in Birkenau reaches ten thousand within a few weeks....Five alleged Jewish collaborators are executed by the Jewish Combat Organization in the Warsaw ghetto in preparation for an expected revolt....The Nuremberg racial laws are implemented in Greece. Meanwhile, Eichmann complains officially to the German foreign ministry that Italian authorities in occupied Greece are naturalizing as many Greek Jews as possible in order to give them protection against German measures....Slovak newspapers publish reports that the nation's remaining Jews, including converts to Catholicism and others previously exempt, are to be deported in the near future. Slovak bishops protest to the government on behalf of the converts....Three trains with a total of 2,998 Jews, including hundreds of children, leave France for Auschwitz. (USHMM, 1994. Pg. 30) Work Cited USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty Years Ago: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April 3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994
Site Map ·
What's New? ·
© 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.
Home · Site Map · What's New? · Search Nizkor
© The Nizkor Project, 1991-2012