Diary April 16, 1944

'selection' at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

Hungarian Jews on the selection ramp of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, April 16, 1944:

Occupied Territories

Hungary: Eichmann begins systematic concentration of 800,000 Hungarian Jews in ghettos prior to their deportation to Auschwitz. Concentration phase completed early July; deportation phase completed end July.

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Yalta (Crimea) captured by Russian ‘Independent Maritime Army’.
Central Sector: Germans launch fruitless counter-attack against 3rd Byelorussian Front bridgeheads over river Niemen.

Air War

Eastern Europe: Russians bomb Galatz (Rumania).

Call of War
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