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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.
652 articles found by users
June 9, 1942
Czech Town of Lidice Destroyed in Brutal Nazi Reprisal
On the night of June 9-10, 1942, German police and SS officials shot or deported the inhabitants of Lidice, razing the town to the ground.
2,328 articles found by users
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.”
1,089 articles found by users
July 4, 1946
Kielce Jews Massacred in "Blood Libel" Pogrom
On July 4, 1946, civilians, soldiers, and police killed 42 Polish Jews and injured 40 others in the southeastern town of Kielce.
1,280 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.
1,091 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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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.
638 articles found by users
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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