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July 14, 1933
German Law Authorizes Sterilization for Prevention of Hereditary Diseases
On July 14, 1933, Germany declared a new law that authorized forced sterilization of certain people with mental or physical disabilities or illnesses.
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June 30, 1934
Hitler Purges Storm Troopers, Executes Opponents
On June 30, 1934, Hitler ordered a violent purge of the top leadership of the Nazi Party paramilitary formation, the SA (Sturmabteilungen) or Storm Troopers. This event later became known as “the Röhm Affair” or the “the Night of the Long Knives.”
595 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.
562 articles found by users
November 20, 1938
Father Coughlin Blames Jews for Nazi Violence
In the weeks after Kristallnacht, Coughlin defended Nazi antisemitic violence, arguing it was justified as retaliation for Soviet persecution of Christians.
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July 1, 1939
Child Refugee Bill Fails in Senate
Senator Robert Wagner withdrew support for his own bill after opponents amended it to maintain the existing immigration quota.
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December 17, 1942
Allies Denounce Nazi Plan to “Exterminate” the Jews
Allied governments issued a declaration promising retribution for the murder of European Jews.
402 articles found by users
October 1, 1943
Danes Help Jews Escape to Neutral Sweden
From September 20 into October 1943, over 7,000 Danish Jews escaped to Sweden with help from fellow Danes.
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December 22, 1945
President Truman Orders Quota Preference for Displaced Persons
The Truman Directive did not increase immigration quotas, but it required that existing quotas be filled by displaced persons.
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