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1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 325 
On May 19, 1942, the Nazis expelled 1420 Jews from the ghetto in Brzeziny Slaskie, Poland (pictured). The Jews marched to the train station at nearby Galkowek, where they were loaded onto trains bound for the Lódz (Poland) Ghetto. Most of those who survived the deportation and their time in Lódz eventually died in the Chelmno death camp.
Photo: Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
The Polish town of Wlodawa was one of the areas of Jewish resistance to the Nazi murderers. The town's Jewish population of about 9000 would eventually be deported to the Sobibor death camp. The men pictured here were engaged in forced labor in a sawmill.
Photo: Rachel Birenbaum / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
A Nazi security officer photographs SS and Red Cross officials during a Red Cross visit to the Amersfoort concentration camp in the Netherlands. The SS carefully controlled outside access to the camps, and all visits were meticulously staged. Camps were decorated for the occasions and inmates received new clothing. Even musical events were presented, to show that the prisoners were living under agreeable conditions.
Photo: Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 June 1942: Jews from Dabrowa Tarnowska, Poland, led by Rabbi Isaac and gathered in a Jewish cemetery, defy their Nazi captors when they hold hands, dance, and drink "to life." The enraged Germans shoot and disembowel the entire group.
 June 1942: Four thousand Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto die of starvation.
 June 1942: At Lutsk, Ukraine, Jewish resistance is led by Joel Szczerbat.
 June 1942: Three thousand Jews at Pilica, Poland, are deported to Belzec, but several hundred manage to escape before the journey is complete.
 June 1942: In Norway, Jews are given identity cards stamped with the letter "J."
 June 1942: In Yugoslavia, a collaborationist paramilitary force, Heimwehr (Home Defense), is established.
 June 1942: Mordecai Gebirtig, a Kraków carpenter whose songs of freedom are sung throughout Poland, is executed at Belzec.
 June 1, 1942: Polish Jews are deported from Hrubieszów to the Sobibór death camp. Another 500 will be deported the following week.
 June 1, 1942: Warsaw's underground newspaper, Liberty Barricade, published by the Polish Socialist Party, reveals Nazi gassing activity at the Chelmno death camp.
1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 325 
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