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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: October 16
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October 16


A Swedish official reports that 6,670 refugees, 90 to 95
percent of them Jewish, reached Sweden between October 4 and
October 16. The rescue operation also included Danish
underground leaders and fighters as well as forty Allied
pilots who bailed out over Denmark. In all, the Germans are
able to deport fewer than two hundred Danish Jews. (USHMM,
1993, p. 48)

On a day that will become known as "Black Saturday," German
police surround the ancient Jewish quarter in Rome and seize
1,259 people but release the children of mixed marriages. In
anticipation of the German operation, many Jews had already
fled and taken refuge outside Rome with Italian non-Jewish
families or in Catholic institutions. The Jews arrested are
sent to Auschwitz, where they are gassed on October 23.


[Hungary] Horthy is deposed, and the Germans form a new
government with Ferencz Szalasi, head of the Arrow Cross
Party, replacing him. (USHMM, 1994, p. 64)

                       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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