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1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 382 
The deportation of the 22,000 Jews of Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland, began in the early morning hours of October 14, 1942. In the process 1000 Jews, most of them too sick to get out of bed, were shot. The remaining Jews were shipped to Treblinka, where those who did not die on the journey perished in the gas chambers.
Photo: Jerzy Tomaszweski / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Units of the regular military services often participated in deportations. Here, Luftwaffe troops round up a group of Orthodox Jews in the Polish town of Szczebrzeszyn. On October 21, 1942, Szczebrzeszyn's remaining Jews, about 1000 of them, were transported to Belzec. In addition, the Germans forced between 400 and 500 Jews from their hiding places and summarily shot them. The town's gentile population, threatened with death if they hid Jews and tempted by offers of rewards for handing them over, helped the Germans find Jews who had concealed themselves.
Photo: Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
A German propaganda poster exhorts French workers to go to Germany. The appeal states: "You hold the key to the camps. French workers, you can liberate French prisoners (of war) by working in Germany." The message refers to the agreement between the Vichy government and Germany whereby a French POW would be released for every French laborer who volunteered to work in Germany.
Photo: FPG International / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 October 28, 1942: The SS issues a secret directive that mittens and stockings confiscated from Jewish children at death camps be gathered and sent to SS families.
 October 28, 1942: Jewish Warsaw Ghetto leaders ask Jan Karski, a Polish Catholic working for the underground, to tell the Polish and Allied governments: "We are helpless in the face of the German criminals....The Germans are not trying to enslave us as they have other people; we are being systematically murdered....Our entire people will be destroyed...."
 October 29, 1942: Written comments by Winston Churchill excoriating Germany for the systematic extermination of European Jews are read at a London protest meeting chaired by the archbishop of Canterbury.
1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 382 
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