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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 25
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Police Regiment South shot 1,324 Jews.  (Browning, 17)


The Bulgarian ministerial council repeals all restrictive
laws against the Jews, dissolves the Commissariat for Jewish
questions, and cancels all police restrictions on Jews,
including the wearing of the yellow star. The decree calls
for the return of confiscated Jewish property by stages.
(USHMM 1994, 56)

French and foreign Gypsy prisoners are released from the
French internment camp at Montreuil-Bellay (Maine-et-Loire
Department), located seventeen kilometers south of Saumur,
near the town of Aries. Initially, in 1940, Montreuil served
as temporary housing for interned Spanish Republican
refugees. It was reopened on June 15, 1942, on German
orders, as an internment camp for Gypsies, holding about 670
Gypsy prisoners; it was staffed by French police. The camp
will be liberated on September 17 and closed in October.
After liberation the camp is used until late 1945 to detain
pro-German collaborators. (Ibid.)

The Gypsy internment camp at Saliers in France is abandoned
and the remaining prisoners freed. (See August 17-18)

Gurs and Bearn are liberated, and all French prisoners held
at Gurs are released. By August 31, Gurs is functioning as a
camp for German prisoners and French collaborators. (See
August 30.) (Ibid.)

                         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: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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