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502 articles found by users
October 10, 1933
American Citizens Attacked
Roland Velz was one of several American citizens assaulted by Nazi storm troopers or German mobs in 1933.
476 articles found by users
September 15, 1935
Hitler Announces Nuremberg Race Laws
At their annual party rally, Nazi leaders announced new laws that defined Jews as a “race” and stripped them of basic citizenship rights.
290 articles found by users
July 6, 1938
Evian Conference Offers Neither Help, Nor Haven
Delegates from 32 countries meet in Evian, France, seeking solution to refugee crisis. They express sympathy for refugees, followed by excuses and inaction.
299 articles found by users
September 1, 1941
German Government Forces Jews to Wear Yellow Stars
Germany decreed that Jews over the age of six were required to wear a yellow Star of David on their outer clothing in public at all times.
268 articles found by users
July 16, 1942
Police Round Up Paris Jews—Deportations Feared
French police round up thousands of Jewish men, women, and children throughout Paris and detain them under appalling conditions in the Vélodrome d'Hiver (Winter Cycling Track).
209 articles found by users
December 17, 1942
Allies Denounce Nazi Plan to “Exterminate” the Jews
Allied governments issued a declaration promising retribution for the murder of European Jews.
254 articles found by users
June 12, 1944
FDR Shelters Refugees in Oswego, NY
President Roosevelt calls for a “free port” for refugees at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY.
213 articles found by users
December 1, 1944
The Crime Now Has a Name: “Genocide”
In his book, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, Raphael Lemkin invents a new word, “genocide,” to describe the coordinated, planned destruction of a national group.
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