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October 6

1942

"Harold Tittmann, Assistant to the U.S.  President's Personal Representative 
at the Vatican, speculated that the Pope's disinclination to issue a public 
statement about Natzi `atrocities' in Poland was rooted in a fear that the German 
people would reproach him, just as they has accused Pope Benedict XV of 
pro-Allied sentiments during the First World War." (Hilberg, Perpetrators, 264)

1943

During a secret speech to government and party leaders,
Himmler, frankly discussing the mass murder of Jews,
observes that "the difficult decision had to be taken, to
cause this Volk to disappear from the earth" and declares
that this decision was implemented "without...our men or our
officers suffering injury to spirit or soul." He adds that
he and his colleagues must "take the secret with us to the
grave." (USHMM, 1993, p. 47)

1944

The last SS raid on hospitals and mental institutions for
Jewish patients in Venice results in twenty-one arrests.  (USHMM, 1994, p. 62)

October 6-7, 1944

Crematorium IV in Auschwitz-Birkenau is blown up during a
revolt by the Sonderkommando. (USHMM, 1994, p. 63)



                             Work Cited
                              
Hilberg, Raul. Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders: The Jewish Catastrophe 
   1933-1945. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

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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