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1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 336 
A German-Jewish girl wearing the Yellow Star and a numbered tag around her neck was photographed just prior to her deportation. The tag bears her name, date of birth, and convoy number, which indicates that she was deported to the Theresienstadt camp/ghetto in Czechoslovakia. Deportation of German Jews to Theresienstadt commenced in June 1942 and continued throughout the year. By December 33,554 German Jews had been deported to the "model ghetto," located near Prague.
Photo: Weiner Library / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Mordecai Gebirtig (second from left) sits with three of his colleagues from the Hebrew Gymnasium (secondary school) in Kraków, Poland. Gebirtig was a Yiddish folk poet who reflected the sentiments of Jews in Eastern Europe. During the Holocaust his poems expressed fear, hope, and anger, such as the poem "A Tog fun Nekome," ("A Day of Revenge"). He died on June 4, 1942.
Photo: Beth Hatefutsoth / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
A number of Jews are being buried in the Jewish cemetery in Siedlce, Poland. The Germans forced the local firemen, among them the man who took this photograph, Tadeusz Castelli, to bury the bodies.
Photo: Czechoslovak News Agency / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 July 9, 1942: Jewish partisan Vitka Kempner returns to the Vilna Ghetto, having successfully planted a land mine and blown up the engine and ammunition cars of a German military train; See September 1943.
 July 10, 1942: At Auschwitz, 100 Jewish women are selected for experiments with sterilization.
 July 11, 1942: Nine thousand Jewish males from Salonika, Greece, are assigned to the Organisation Todt labor battalions.
 July 13-15, 1942: Several thousand Jews of Rovno, Ukraine, are rounded up and executed in the streets by Einsatzgruppen.
1942: The "Final Solution"
 pg. 336 
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