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1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 312 
Action Française (French Action) was a Fascist movement that emerged in France in 1899. Disillusioned with the chaos that characterized the Third Republic, the group began increasingly to admire Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. At the cornerstone of the movement's political program was virulent antisemitism complemented by hatred of Freemasons, Protestants, and French residents of foreign origin. In the minds of Action Française members, these "enemies" had forced the group to fight a titanic battle for France's nationalistic and racial integrity. Supporters of Action Française played an important role in the Vichy France regime.
Photo: SYddeutscher Verlag Bilderdienst
When the Schultz clothing firm opened in the Warsaw Ghetto in September 1941, it employed approximately 150 workers to produce uniforms for the German Army. By July 1942 there were nearly 4500 workers. The massive deportations during the summer months, however, led to a precipitous decline in the number of employees. The pictures shown here, a model of the complex and employees inspecting army uniforms, were part of an official album compiled by the firm's manager to demonstrate its importance and forestall its closure.
Photo: Benjamin Meed / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
The Schultz clothing company operated in Warsaw until early 1943, when the entire enterprise was transferred to the Trawniki, Poland, labor camp.
Photo: Benjamin Meed / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 April 1942: The first transports of Jews arrive at the camp at Majdanek, Poland, which will begin gassing Jews later in the year.
 April 1942: The London Sunday Times runs but does not highlight a news item about the Nazi executions of 120,000 Romanian Jews.
 April 1942: German headquarters at Arras, France, is attacked by the French Resistance.
 April 1942: In Russia, a collaborationist group, Druzhina (Bodyguard), is established and led by Soviet defector Lieutenant Colonel V. V. Gil.
 Early April 1942: Jews are mocked and hanged at Mlawa, Poland.
 April 1, 1942: 965 Slovakian Jews are deported to Auschwitz.
1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 312 
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