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From: Ken McVay 
Subject: Holocaust Calendar: June 27
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Police Battalion 309 entered Bialystok, seizing Jews, who were then 
taken to a park, lined up against a wall, and shot. 700 Jews were burned 
alive in the synagogue; approximately 2000-2200 were murdered altogether 
during the day's action. (Browning, 11-12)


(Minsk) An SS Unterscharfuehrer's progress report includes a report of the
clearing of the Slonim ghetto, and states that "Roughly 4000 Jews were put 
under the ground this day." (Ibid.)


By this date, according to the SS and Police Leader in
eastern Galicia, a total of 434,329 Jews have been
"evacuated" -- the Nazi euphemism for deportation and
extermination -- from this region of Poland. (USHMM 1993, 37)

Pope Pius issues the encyclical `Mystici Corporis,'
belatedly condemning the murder of the deformed,
handicapped, and incurable as a violation of devine and
natural law. (The so-called euthanasia program had begun in
1939-1940.) (USHMM 1993, 37)

                         Work Cited
Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police
   Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York:
   HarperCollins, 1992

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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