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Josef Mengele, a physician and SS officer,
arrives in Auschwitz after being promoted to the position
of Hauptsturmfuehrer (captain). Soon after his arrival,
he begins pseudoscientific experiments, working in
conjunction with German geneticist Otmar von Verschuer
under the sponsorship of the German Research Foundation.
By November 1944 Mengele will have participated in at
least seventy-four "selections," choosing who among the
Jews arriving at Auschwitz shall live and who shall die, and will
conduct genetic experiments on twins. (USHMM 1993, 34)


Eichmann's office in Budapest reports that 116,000 Hungarian
Jews have already been deported, with another 200,00
awaiting transport, mostly in Carpatho-Ruthenia and
Transylvania. Altogether, Eichmann's organization hopes to
arrange for the deportation of about one million Jews by
the end of the operation (Aktion), with only about eighty
thousand able-bodied Jews to be left in Hungary to work
for the Hungarian armaments industry. (USHMM 1994, 44)

A transport of 859 prisoners arrives at Stutthof
concentration camp from Pawiak prison in Warsaw. (Ibid.)

                       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

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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