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October 17

1939

The so-called "Freezing-of-Movement Directive" ["Festsetzungserlass"]
by the Reich Security Main Office dictates that Gypsies and "Gypsies
of mixed blood" may no longer leave their towns of residence or, as
the case may be, their present whereabouts. (Ruerup, 124)

1941 

Deportations of the German Jews (from the Altreich) begin, first to
Lodz, Kovno, Minsk, Riga and the Lublin District, subsequently to
Auschwitz. (Ruerup, 118)

1943

The head of the German Catholic Church in Rome writes the
German city commander asking for an immediate halt to the
arrest of Jews. (USHMM, 1993, p. 48)

1944

The Gypsy settlement at Ziar-nad-Hronom in Slovakia is
burned to the ground because Roma inhabitants had fought as
partisans or had supported the Slovakian national revolt.
(USHMM, 1994, p. 64)

                       Work Cited

Ruerup, Reinhard, Ed., trans. By Werner T. Angress. Topography of
   Terror. Berlliner Festspiele GmbH, Berlin: 1987

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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