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December 31

1942

In the minutes of the first meeting of the War Cabinet
Committee on the Reception and Accommodation of Jewish
Refugees, British Home Secretary Herbert Morrison is quoted
as saying ".. that the Home Office would not refuse to take
a limited number of refugees, say, from 1,000 to 2,000 [into
Britain], but certainly not more... and on the condition that
they were sent to the Isle of Man and stayed there as long as
he thought it necessary. He could not, however, agree that the door
should be opened to the entry of uncategorised Jews. It should be
borne in mind that there were already about 100,000 refugees,
mainly Jews, in this country and that the accommodation problem was 
already most difficult and would become critical in the event of
renewed air attacks.

"The Home Secretary added that there was considerable anti-Semitism
under the surface in this country. If there were any substantial   
increase in the number of Jewish refugees or if these refugees did
not leave this country after the war, we should be in for serious
trouble." (Brietman, 169)

1943

German forces incarcerate fifty-nine Polish villagers in a
granary, and set it afire; all die. (USHMM, 1993, p. 53)

1944

A total of 189 homosexual prisoners are reported among the
63,048 prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp. (USHMM,
1994, p. 70)

Ravensbrueck concentration camp records 43,733 female and
male prisoners; 50 percent of the prisoners have been
assigned work in the armaments industry. (Ibid.)

                       Work Cited

Breitman, Richard. Official Secrets. New York: Hill & Wang, 1998                              
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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