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Mass killings of Jews using Zyklon-B begin at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Bunker I (the red farmhouse) in Birkenau with the bodies being buried in mass graves in a nearby meadow.
Wannsee Conference to coordinate the "Final Solution."
SS Einsatzgruppe A reports a tally of 229,052 Jews killed.
In occupied Poland, Belzec extermination camp becomes operational. The camp is fitted with permanent gas chambers using carbon monoxide piped in from engines placed outside the chamber, but will later substitute Zyklon-B.
The deportation of Jews from Lublin to Belzec.
The start of deportation of Slovak Jews to Auschwitz.
The start of deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz.
Fritz Sauckel named Chief of Manpower to expedite recruitment of slave labor.
First trainloads of Jews from Paris arrive at Auschwitz.
First transports of Jews arrive at Majdanek.
German Jews are banned from using public transportation.
In occupied Poland, Sobibor extermination camp becomes operational. The camp is fitted with three gas chambers using carbon monoxide piped in from engines, but will later substitute Zyklon-B.
he New York Times reports on an inside page that Nazis have machine-gunned over 100,000 Jews in the Baltic states, 100,000 in Poland and twice as many in western Russia.
SS leader Heydrich is mortally wounded by Czech Underground agents.
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