Newsgroups: soc.history,soc.culture.jewish Subject: Holocaust Calendar: November 12 Followup-To: alt.revisionism From: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com Organization: The Nizkor Project X-Remember: http://www.nizkor.org [Follow-ups set] November 12 1938 Hermann Goering chairs a meeting of the Reich Ministry of Air on "the Jewish question," and notes that Hitler has ordered him to "take coordinated action in the matter." Goering goes on to note that the fundamental idea in the program is the elimination of the Jew from the German economy, then discusses the seizure of Jewish-owned businesses by the state and their "Aryanization." (1816-PS) (NCA II, 447-8) At a meeting after Kristallnacht ... Hermann Goering ... reproached some of those present for the enormous material destruction that they had helped cause, but not for the attack upon German Jews: "I would have rather you had killed 200 Jews and not destroyed such valuable assets." (Goldhagen, 123) German Jews are assessed a "Punitive Payment" [Suehneleistung] in the amount of one billion Reichsmarks as the result of Kristallnacht, and an ordinance excluding all Jews from the German economy results in the closure of all Jewish business establishments. The ordinance pertaining to the "Restoration of Clean Streets" ["Wiederherstellung des Strassenbildes"] by Jewish commercial enterprises forces the Jews themselves to pay for all damages suffered during Kristallnacht. The Jewish population of Germany is excluded from all cultural functions circuses. (Ruerup, 112) 1943 The British Ministry of Economic Warfare lodges a protest against the American decision to issue and export license to the WJC representative in Geneva for Jewish rescue efforts. (See February 13, April 20, June 15, July 16, September 28, and October 26.) (USHMM, 1993, p. 50) 1944 The Szalasi government orders the relocataion of about fifteen thousand "protected" Jews with passes from Switzerland, Sweden, the Vatican, Spain, and Portugal to "protected" houses set up that summer. The safe houses were established as a result of Wallenberg's initial request for permission for 630 Jews sponsored by the Swedish government to immigrate to Sweden. (USHMM, 1994, p. 67) SS Brigadier General Veesenmayer reports that the "evacuation" of Budapest Jews continues despite technical difficulties. According to Eichmann, 27,000 Jews have started on their march toward the Reich, with 40,000 more to follow in daily groups of 2,000 to 4,000. A total of 120,000 Jews, including children, remain in the Budapest area; their eventual destination will depend on the availability of transport. (Ibid.) Work Cited Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996 NCA II. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume II. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1946 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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