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April 17


SS-Untersturmfuehrer Maximilian Grabner, director of the
Auschwitz Politische Abteilung, informed the Poznan Gestapo
office that, in line with a ruling from SS Reichsfuehrer 
Himmler, urns containing the ashes of Polish political
prisoners who died at Auschwitz would no longer be shipped
either to the families or to cemetaries. Shipments of urns
were suspended at once. (Czech et al, p. 131)


Hitler, angered by the Finnish, Italian, and Hungarian
governments' refusal to deport Jews from their countries,
meets Hungarian regent Admiral Horthy and says Jews are
"pure parasites" to be treated like "tuberculosis bacilli."
Horthy continues to resist the deportation of Hungarian
Jews. (USHMM 1993, p. 30)

The Polish government-in-excile in London asks the
International Red Cross to investigate the Katyn Massacre.
The next day Moscow radio claims that the guilt lies with
the Germans. (Ibid.) For more information, see

                       Work Cited

Czech, Danuta, Stanslaw Klodzinski, Aleksander Lasik, 
   Andrezej Strezecki, eds. "Auschwitz 1940 - 1945. Central 
   Issues in the History of the Camp, Volume V. 
   Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum: Oswiecim 2000.

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

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