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Tag : Attrocity

1940-12-12Marples tragedy

Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield as a result of a German air raid.

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1940-11-16Warsaw Ghetto Closed

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of the ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Nazis closed the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world, building a wall with armed guards.

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1940-10-12Warsaw Ghetto Created

The Warsaw Ghetto was established by the Governor-General Hans Frank. At this time, the population in the Ghetto was estimated to be 400,000, about 30% of the population of Warsaw. However, the size of the Ghetto was about 2.4% of the size of Warsaw.

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1940-05-27Le Paradis massacre

99 POWs from the Royal Norfolk Regiment are massacred by German troops from 14th Company, 3rd SS Division Totenkopf. Two men survive to testify against SS Hauptsturmfhrer Fritz Knchlein at trial. He is executed.

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1940-03-05Katyn massacre

Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs taken prisoner during the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939.

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1939-11-17Prague Demonstrations

Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps.

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1939-11-06Sonderaktion Krakau

Polish professors are seized and later sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp and Dachau. This was part of a Nazi plan to exterminate the Polish intellectual elite

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1939-07-06Jewish Businesses Closed

The last remaining Jewish owned businesses in Germany are closed down by the Nazi regime.

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The Night of Broken Glass was a pogrom in Nazi Germany and Austria which changed the nature of persecution from economic, political, and social to the physical with beatings, incarceration, and murder; often referred to as the beginning of the Holocaust

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Prisoners from Dachau were sent to the town of Mauthausen near Linz, Austria, to begin the construction of a new camp. After it's completion between 122,766 and 320,000 people were murdered at Mauthausen-Gusen.

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