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March 27

1933

Residents of the German town of Bindsachen gather to witness
SA men bludgeon their chosen Jewish victim, who was known to
everyone in the town. The townspeople, enthusiastic at the
sight of their suffering neighbor, urged on the SA man with
cheers. (Goldhagen, 94)

1942

Joseph Goebbels confided in his diary:

"The Jews will now be relocated from the Generalgouvernement to the
East, starting with Lublin. A fairly barbaric procedure will be used
here, one that cannot be precisely described. Not many of the Jews
will be left over. Roughly speaking, one can be sure that 60 percent
of them will have to be liquidated..." (Quoted by Eberhard Jaeckel,
Frankfurter Alklgemeine Zeitung ...from Institut fuer Zeitgeschichte,
F 12/8, fols. 803-4. Fleming, 63)

1943

At a White House conference with President Roosevelt and
British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, Secretary of State
Cordell Hull reports that more than sixty thousand Bulgarian
Jews are threatened with extinction "unless we could get
them out." Eden urges caution, saying that if the Bulgarian
Jews are rescued, "then the Jews of the world will be
wanting us to make similar efforts in Poland and
Germany....Hitler might well take us up on any such offer
and there are simply not enough ships and means of
transportation in the world to handle them." No decision is
made. Eden makes the same point in a meeting with American-
Jewish leaders. (USHMM 1993, p. 28)

1944

Eighteen hundred elderly Jews and children are killed in the
Kovno concentration camp. (USHMM 1994, 34)

The seventieth deportation convoy leaves Drancy for
Auschwitz, arriving there on March 30. Of the thousand
Jewish deportees, 380 men and 148 women are registered for
labor service, and 472 are gassed. (See March 7) (USHMM 1994, 34)



                         Work Cited

Fleming, Gerald. Hitler and the Final Solution. Berkely and Los
   Angeles: University of California Press, 1982

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans 
   and the Holocaust.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996

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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