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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: September 28
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September 28


After a frantic effort, the Jews of Rome deliver 50
kilograms of gold to the Gestapo, temporarily forestalling
their deportation. (USHMM 1993, 45)

Berlin's final order for deportation of the Danish-Jewish
population reaches German officials in Copenhagen, who leak
the news to various Danish officials. Danish Social
Democratic leaders, churchmen, and others warn the Jewish
community of the German plan. (Ibid.)

Jewish males in the occupied Yugoslav city of Split are
rounded up and taken to the Sajmiste concentration camp;
five hundred are killed there. (Ibid.)

After a lengthy delay, the State Department finally cables
the American minister in Bern with the Treasury export
license for the World Jewish Congress representatives; it is
to be used in the planned rescue efforts in Romania and
France. The U.S. envoy requests specific State Department
clearance before delivering the license and notes that
British officials in Switzerland oppose its issuance as
possibly detremental to the war effort. (USHMM 1993, 46)

At morning prayers Denmark's Chief Rabbi Marcus Melchior
warns of German plans for an impending roundup and urges all
Jews to hide or flee. He announces that because of the
crisis, Jewish New Year services, scheduled for the next
day, will not be held. In Stockholm the Swedish Foreign
Ministry receives a report that approximately seventy-five
hundred Danish Jews are to be arrested and then deported on
the morning of October 1 or 2. (Ibid)

Two thousand Amsterdam Jews are sent to the Westerbork
transit camp. Only Jews in mixed marriages and those still
in hiding now remain in the city. (Ibid.)

September 28-29


Einsatzkommando Zbv 29, a unit of Einsatzgruppe H, organizes
a roundup of Jews in western Slovakia, capturing three
thousand Jews in two days. Hospitals for the retarded are
included in the action. All prisoners are sent to Sered
concentration camp. (USHMM, 1994, p. 61)

                       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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