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March 1


Reichsfuehrer Himmler visits Auschwitz for the first time
and orders Commandant Hoess to:

1. expand Auschwitz camp to hold 30,000 prisoners;
2. build a camp for 100,000 POWs on the site of the Village
   of Brzeezinka (Birkenau);
3. suppy IG Farbenindustrie with 10,000 prisoners to work on
   the construction of the plant in Dwory near Oswiecim;
4. exploit the agricultural and other economic possibilities
   of the whole camp grounds;
5. expand the camp workshops.

Himmler also indicated that a large armaments factory should
be built near the camp to ensure the SS pride of place among
German military suppliers. (Czech et al, pp. 129-30)


Twenty thousand people fill New York's Madison Square Garden
-- tens of thousands of others are turned away for lack of
space -- for a "Stop Hitler Now!" rally, sponsored by the
American Jewish Congress, demanding the rescue of Europe's
remaining Jews. The rally adopts a resolution, addressed to
President Roosevelt, calling for refugee sanctuaries in
Allied and neutral nations, liberalization of American
immigration procedures, and relaxation of immigration
restrictions in British mandate Palestine. (USHMM 1993, p. 25)


Sir Harold MacMichael, British high commissioner in
Jerusalem, states that the existing quota of seventy-five
thousand Jewish immigrants cannot be exceeded and that no
further immigration quotas to Palestine are planned after
expiration of current quotas on March 31. (USHMM 1994, 30)

A general strik begins in the German-controlled cities of
northen Italy. It is organized by the resistance and
involves hundreds of thousands of workers. Production in
Milan stops for a week. As many as two thousand strikers are
arrested and deported. (Ibid.)

                       Work Cited

Czech, Danuta, Stanslaw Klodzinski, Aleksander Lasik, 
   Andrezej Strezecki, eds. "Auschwitz 1940 - 1945. Central 
   Issues in the History of the Camp, Volume V. 
   Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum: Oswiecim 2000.

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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