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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 2
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August 2


At Treblinka 750 Jewish prisoners stage a revolt. They kill
a number of SS men but suffer heavy losses. More than 150
Jews escape from the killing center, but they are hunted
down, and only 70 survive. The camp, established in July
1942, is subsequently destroyed, having fulfilled its role
in the Operation Reinhard extermination program by executing
700,000-870,000 Jews. (USHMM 1993, 40)


At least 425 Jewish prisoners, previously evacuated from
Fossoli, are deported from Verona to Buchenwald,
Ravensbrueck, Bergen-Belsen, and Auschwitz concentration camps.
(USHMM 1994, 53)

August 2-3


During the night, the Gypsy family camp BIIe at Auschwitz-
Birkenau is liquidated, and 2,879 Roma and Sinti are gassed.
Those alive on August 3 are remanded as forced labor to
concentration camps in Germany. (USHMM 1994, 53)

August 2-8

The internment and transit camp at Bolzano-Gries opens. The
camp consists of two large compounds, subdivided into
barracks, originally intended to hold fifteen hundred
prisoners. The population eventually increases to more than
four thousand with the arrival of prisoners from Liguria,
Piedmont, Lombady, Venice, Fruili, and Emilia Romagna
provinces in Italy. The prisoners, 10 percent of whom are
women and some children, include Jews in mixed marriages,
political hostages, and Gypsies. (USHMM 1994, 53)

                       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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