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Days of remembrance April 3–10, 1994 : fifty years ago : darkness before dawn : planning guide for commemoration programs

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Days of remembrance April 3–10, 1994 : fifty years ago : darkness before dawn : planning guide for commemoration programs
Call No: 051 H75 1994

Call Number051 H75 1994
Dates[1994]
Statement of Responsibilitya project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Summary"The Days of Remembrance commemoration planning guide has a dual purpose: first, to provide background historical information about Holocaust events during 1944, the focus of this year's observance; and second, to provide examples and materials useful to planners of commemoration programs." Page xiii
Contents
  • Message from the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  • A call to observe the Days of Remembrance
  • Days of Remembrance Committee membership
  • Acknowledgements
  • Use of this planning guide for commemoration program
Introductory essay, map and chronology
  • Introductory essay: the "Final Solution" and the war in 1944 / Ronald Smelser
  • Map: major ghettos, concentration camps, and killing centers
  • Chronology of events, 1944
Anthology
  • Nazi Germany's obsession
    • Speech by Heinrich Himmler, 21 June 1944
  • Deportations
    • France
      • Vittel
      • Communication from Fred Smith, 10 April 1944
      • Report on the deportation of Jews from Vittel
      • Drancy
      • Testimony of Léon Ichbiah
      • Testimonies of Maud Bloch and Ida Haïm Solomon
      • Letter to the American embassy
      • The Izieu Children's Home
      • Last letter from Izieu
    • Italy
      • Primo Levi
      • The confiscation of Jewish property in Florence
    • Greece
      • Arrest in Athens
      • Deportations from Greece
    • The Netherlands
      • The reminiscences of Victor Kugler
      • Anne Frank
      • German refugees at Vught
    • Hungary
      • Hungarian racial decrees
      • Hull telegram, 23 May 1944
      • Teletype #1866: Transports of Jews
      • Stettinius telegram: 6 June 1944
      • Vessenmayer telegram: 13 June 1944
      • Telegram from Chaim Barlas, Istanbul, to Laurence Steinhardt, Ankara, June 24, 1944
      • Harrison report, 26 June 1944
      • Excerpts from letter of 14 August 1944 from Iver C. Olsen, WRB Representative in Stockholm
      • Hull telegram, 25 August 1944
      • McClelland memorandum, 20 October 1944
      • Arrow Cross terror in Budapest
  • Ghettos, killing centers, concentration camps
    • Lodz Ghetto
      • The last months of the Lodz Ghetto
      • Oscar Singer
      • Nazi decrees, bulletin nos. 416 and 428
      • An American response to the last days of the Lodz Ghetto
    • Theresienstadt Ghetto
      • Leo Haas
      • International Red Cross: Ghetto Theresienstadt
      • Theresienstadt: Hitler's "gift to the Jews"
    • Auschwitz
      • Prisoners of fear
      • Night
      • The camp of disappearing men
      • Moments of reprieve
      • Invoice for Zyklon B
      • A yellow stripe to designate Jews
      • Reports about Auschwitz-Birkenau reach the West
    • Treblinka
      • I lived to tell the horrors of Treblinka
      • Discover of the Treblinka killing center
    • Baltic camps
      • I was there
      • Prisoner 339, Klooga
      • Klooga massacre
    • Bergen-Belsen
      • Renate Laqueur's Bergen-Belsen diary
      • Hanna Lévy-Haas
      • Women's camp at Bergen-Belsen
    • Buchenwald
      • Save my son
    • Camps in Eastern Europe
      • Danes in Stutthof Concentration Camp
      • The letter of Siunya Deresh
    • Ravensbrück
      • New Year's Eve
      • Gemma La Guardia Gluck
    • Sachsenhausen
      • Odd Nansen: From day to day
  • Broad applications of the Nazis' genocidal policies
    • Euthanasia
      • The killing of the handicapped: murder in a Klagenfurt old-age home
      • Else's mother wants to know
      • The killing of eastern laborers at Hadamar
    • Gypsies
      • Himmler circular letter
      • A Sintezza remembers
      • The deportation of the Mulfingen Sinti children
      • Invoice for the corpse of a Gypsy child
    • Jehovah's Witnesses
      • On trial as a Jehovah's Witness: Annemarie Kusserow
    • Medical experiments
      • Experiments on homosexual prisoners at Buchenwald
    • Forced labor
      • Heinz Rosenberg's "years of terror"
    • Massacres, reprisals, terrorism
      • Oradour-sur-Glane, France
      • Marzabatto, Italy
      • Greece
      • Heusden, Holland
    • Death marches
      • Bor Mines death march
    • Final letters
      • From Jewish members of the French resistance
      • Last messages from deportees
  • Resistance
    • Resistance in Poland
      • Salmen Lewental's diary: the Sonderkommando revolt, October 1944
      • The story of Roza Robota
    • Danish resistance
    • Resistance in France
      • George Millar
    • Resistance in Slovakia
      • The Dawes Mission
    • Soviet-Jewish partisans
  • Liberation
    • France
      • The United States recognizes de Gaulle
      • The refusal to return Jewish property
      • Liberation of the Vittel Internment and Transit Camp
    • Lithuania
      • An account of crimes committed in the Kovno Ghetto
    • Poland
      • Lublin funeral: Soviets honor the Jews murdered in Majdanek
      • Eyewitness report of Nazi atrocities in eastern Poland
      • Bill Lawrence: Six presidents, too many wars
      • Soviet report on Majdanek
      • German death factory in Sobibor
  • Efforts at rescue
    • Auschwitz
      • The Auschwitz Report
      • The bombing of Auschwitz
      • Allied warnings about exterminations at Auschwitz
    • In Eastern Europe
      • Rescue and betrayal
      • Escape from destiny
      • A chance of rescue is lost
      • Katherine Szenes: On the threshold of liberation
      • Neutral protests against Hungarian deportations
      • Pehle's letter to Wallenberg
      • Raoul Wallenberg's last report to Sweden, 8 December 1944
      • Raoul Wallenberg's photographer: Thomas Veres
      • Rescuing lost children in the Balkans
      • Bulgaria repeals anti-Jewish legislation
      • Romania restores rights to Jews
    • The War Refugee Board
      • Convincing Roosevelt to create the War Refugee Board
      • Meeting between Secretary Morgenthau and President Roosevelt
      • Establishment of the War Refugee Board
      • Directive from the Department of State regarding aid to refugees
      • Establishment of War Refugee Board welcomed
      • Presidential statement on the commitment to rescue
      • Memorandum regarding the liberation of U.S. visa policy
      • War Refugee Board proposal for "free ports"
    • A haven in the United States
      • Emergency refugee shelter at Fort Ontario
      • Presidential announcement about the opening of a U.S. camp for European war refugees
      • The criteria for choosing the Fort Ontario refugees
      • Statement acknowledging conditions of temporary internment
      • Refugees arrive from Europe
      • The Ontario chronicle
    • The role of Jewish organizations
      • ECSJE advertisement
      • A petition to establish "free ports"
      • McCormack cable to Va'ad ha-Hatzalah, 11 July 1944
      • Madison Square rally, 31 July 1944
    • Obstacles to rescue
      • The nightmare that is a reality
      • Committee organized to help rescue European Jews and to fight antisemitism in the U.S.
      • Anti-Jewish sentiment in Canada
    • Palestine
      • White paper of 1939: Great Britain's statement of its Palestine policy
      • International postwar settlement: Palestinian-immigration position of Britain's Labour Party
      • U.S. Congress on the rescue of the Jewish people and Palestine
      • Opposition to the creation of emergency shelters in Palestine
      • American Federation of Labor resolution on the creation of a Jewish State
  • The end of war nears
    • Planning for postwar Germany
      • The partition of Germany
      • Eisenhower statement on occupation policy, 23 September 1944
    • The pursuit of justice
      • Retribution in Algiers
      • Draft convention on trial and punishment of war criminals
      • Churchill against protection of war criminals in neutral states
      • Justice desired for all Nazis
      • Reports from the Majdanek trial
      • Reports on Nazi death camps in occupied Poland
Planning aids
Physical Description xiii, 448 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWashington, DC : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Notes
  • Cover title: Fifty years ago : darkness before dawn : 1994 days of remembrance : Sunday, April 3 through Sunday, April 10
  • Includes bibliographical references