Moments in Time

August 9, 1944

Beginning August 9, SS and police units liquidate the Lodz ghetto and deport more than 60,000 Jews and an undetermined number of Roma (Gypsies) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center.

July 22, 1942

Killing center at Treblinka is operational. By August 1943, some 870,000 Jews were killed.

July 14, 1933

“The beast in man had lifted its mask and the time of euphemistic niceties and rationalizations was over.”

August 8, 1942

Edith Stein (aka Sister Theresa Benedicta of the Cross), who converted to Catholicism and became a Carmelite nun, was deported from Westerbork to Auschwitz. She is murdered in the gas chambers with other Jews. She is beautified by Pope John Paul II in 1987.

July 20, 1944

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July 2, 1937

Restrictions on number of Jewish students attending German schools.

July 31, 1941

Orders were given to prepare "the final solution of the Jewish question."

July 6-15, 1938

Evian Conference is held to discuss the German refugee problem.