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From: Ken McVay 
Subject: Holocaust Calendar: June 20
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[Follow-ups set]

June 20-25,1943

In New York the militant Committee for a Jewish Army
convenes the Emergency Conference to Save the Jewish People
of Europe. The meeting attracts a number of prominent
participants, including former President Hoover, members of
Congress, and labor leaders. (USHMM 1993, 36)

June 20


Conscription of Dutch civilians to work in Germany as forced
laborers began, five weeks after the occupation of the
Netherlands. A total of 431,500 Netherlands workers were
deported to Germany and other foreign countries. (NCA II, 993-994)


Alfred Rosenberg delivers a speech in which he states that
the job of feeding Germans was the top of Germany's claim on
the East; that there was no obligation to feed also the
Russian peoples; that this was a harsh necessity bare of any
feeling; that a very extensive evacuation would be
necessary; and that the future would hold many hard years in
store for the Russians. (1058-PS. NCA-02, 608)


In Amsterdam 5,550 Jews are rounded up for deportation to
the east. (USHMM 1993, 36)


Jakob Edelstein, the senior Jewish elder (`Judenaeltester')
of the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto, is shot, together
with his family, in Auschwitz. (USHMM 1994, 46)

The underground Directorate of Civil Defense in Warsaw
transmits a chilling radio message to London: "Since May
15, mass murders have been carried out in Auschwitz. Jews
are taken first, then Soviet prisoners of war, and the so-
called sick. Mass transports of Hungarian Jews arrive.
Thirteen trains per day, 40-50 cars each. Victims convinced
[that] they will be exchanged for [German] POWs or
resettled in the East. Corpses are burned in crematoria and
out in the open. Over 100,000 people from Hungary have been
gassed to date." (USHMM 1994, 46)

                         Work Cited
NCA II. Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of 
   Axis Criminality. Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume II. Washington: 
   United States Government Printing Office, 1946

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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