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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: February 27
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February 27-28, 1943

The SS commences Operation Factory (Fabrikaktion), entering
workshops and factories in Berlin, seizing thousands of male
and female Jewish laborers, and taking them to assembly
centers in preparation for deportation to Auschwitz. An
estimated six thousand German women married to arrested Jews
demonstrate outside the assembly centers to protest the
arrest of their husbands. Within a week the Gestapo releases
the men married to German women, and the German women are
not prosecuted for participating in this protest. (USHMM,
1993. Pg. 24-25)

In response to Operation Factory, the Catholic Bishop of
Breslau, Cardinal Bertram, protests the deportation of
Jewish converts to Catholicism, and several converts are
exempted from deportation. (Ibid., 25)

Also in February 1943: The Jewish community of Mainz in
Germany is liquidated....German forces slaughter the
remaining ten thousand Jews of the Stanlislawow ghetto in
the Ukraine....The Kilomyia ghetto in the Ukraine is
liquidated, with the killing of the ghetto's remaining
fifteen hundred Jews in a nearby forest....While German
units stand by, Ukrainian gangs in Boryslav murder hundreds
of Jewish women and children. German SS and police units
begin systematically to round up German Gypsies and deport
them to Auschwitz-Birkenau; their number in Birkenau reaches
ten thousand within a few weeks....Five alleged Jewish
collaborators are executed by the Jewish Combat Organization
in the Warsaw ghetto in preparation for an expected
revolt....The Nuremberg racial laws are implemented in
Greece. Meanwhile, Eichmann complains officially to the
German foreign ministry that Italian authorities in occupied
Greece are naturalizing as many Greek Jews as possible in
order to give them protection against German
measures....Slovak newspapers publish reports that the
nation's remaining Jews, including converts to Catholicism
and others previously exempt, are to be deported in the near
future. Slovak bishops protest to the government on behalf
of the converts....Three trains with a total of 2,998 Jews,
including hundreds of children, leave France for Auschwitz.
(Ruerup, 119; USHMM, 1993. Pg. 25)

                       Work Cited

USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Revolt Amid the Darkness: Days of Remembrance,
   April 18-25, 1993. Washington, D.C.: 1993

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

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