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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: May 12
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May 12


In Ivye, Byelorussia, 2,500 residents were murdered in an anti-Jewish 
Aktion.  (Edelheit 1994, 169)


Samuel Zygelbojm, a Jewish representative to the Polish excile government in 
London, commits suicide as an expression of solidarity with the Jewish fighters 
in Warsaw and in protest against the world's silence about the fate of the 
Jews in Europe. In his farewell letter, he writes: "By my death I wish to 
make my final protest against the passivity with which the world is looking 
on and permitting the extermination of the Jewish people." (USHMM 1993, 33)


Thirty-nine German Sinti children deported from the St. Josefspflege 
orphanage and home in Mulfinger (Germany) arrive in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The 
twenty boys and nineteen girls were kept at Mulfingen, separated from their 
families, for several years as subjects for Eva Justin's dissertation in racial 
hygiene and anthropology, which she completed while employed as Dr. Robert 
Ritter's assistant in the Reich Health Department. Her dissertation 
`Lebensschicksale artfremd erzogener Zigeunerkinder und ihre Nachkommen' (The 
fate of Gypsy children and their offspring raised in alien environments) was 
accepted by the Mathematics-Science Faculty of Berlin University in 1943 and was 
published in 1944. In the preface Justin explains her hope that her "study will 
serve as a basis for future race hygience laws regulating such unworthy primitive 
elements." (USHMM 1994, 41-42)

                       Work Cited

Edelheit, Abraham J., and Hershel Edelheit.  History of the 
	Holocaust:  A Handbook and Dictionary.  Boulder:  Westview Press, 1994.
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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