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1941: Mass Murder
 pg. 274 
Father Bernhard Lichtenberg was a German Catholic priest and activist based in Berlin at St. Hedwig's Cathedral. He protested to the Nazi regime about the state-sanctioned "euthanasia" program, and exhorted his congregation to denounce the government's deportations of Jews to the East. Lichtenberg was arrested in 1941. When his apartment was searched, notes were found for an undelivered sermon in which he would have told his congregants that the Nazi government's claim that Jews wanted to destroy the German nation and its people was a lie. He was sentenced to prison for a term of two years. He was released in 1943 at age 68. Lichtenberg subsequently was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to be interned at the Dachau concentration camp. Ill from age and his earlier imprisonment, Father Lichtenberg died en route to the camp.
Photo: Andreas Kirsch/Erzbischöfliches Ordinat Pressastelle
A mother holds her newborn baby in the Kovno (Lithuania) Ghetto hospital. A Jewish star is sewn onto the child's blanket, marking the baby for probable death just minutes after he or she was born. Of the 30,000 original residents of the Kovno Ghetto, which was established in the summer of 1941, less than ten percent survived.
Photo: George Kadish / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 October 19, 1941: Soviet authorities declare a state of siege in Moscow.
 October 21, 1941: Residents of the Jewish community at Koidanov, Belorussia, are murdered.
 October 21-23, 1941: Thousands of Jews are murdered at Kraljevo, Yugoslavia.
 October 22-23, 1941: Sixty-six German enlisted men and officers, and 17 Romanian officers, are killed when the Romanian headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine, explodes. Three hours later, Jews and Communists are hanged in the central square. The next day, 5000 Jews and other civilians are seized and shot.
1941: Mass Murder
 pg. 274 
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