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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: September 8
From: Ken McVay 
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September 8


Italy's formal surrender to the Allies is announced. Hitler
orders the occupation of northern Italy, and German units
enter Rome. The king and the new Italian government escape
to Brindisi. German forces also occupy the Italian zones of
occupation in Yugoslavia, Greece, and the French Riviera. In
Greece, German forces occupy Athens and the island of
Rhodes. As a result of the occupation of the French Riviera,
thousands of Jews are trapped in Nice and rounded up for
transport to Auschwitz. (USHMM 1993, 43-44)

The Germans establish a temporary "Theresienstadt family
camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau for some five thousand Jews from
Terezin. Eventually, all of these prisoners are gassed.  (Ibid.)

Taking advantage of the Italian capitulation to the Allies,
several thousand Jewish prisoners liberate the internment
camp on Rab Island on Yugoslav territory. Most of them then
join the Yugoslav partisans operating in the area. (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

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