Women and children being cleared out of the Warsaw ghetto by the SS, ready for transport to Auschwitz.
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18/01/1943 First resistance by Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
29/01/1943 Nazis order all Gypsies arrested and sent to extermination camps.
30/01/1943 Ernst Kaltenbrunner succeeds Heydrich as head of RSHA.
 
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27/02/1943 Jews working in Berlin armaments industry are sent to Auschwitz.
28/02/1943
A group of German wives of Jewish men begin to gather and protest in Berlin in order to try and stop the deportation of their husbands to concentrations camps.
 
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01/03/1943 In New York, American Jews hold a mass rally at Madison Square Garden to pressure the U.S. government into helping the Jews of Europe.
08/03/1943 Over 1,000 Germans wife's of Jewish men deported to concentrations camps are now protesting in Berlin. To prevent this kind of protest from spreading, Joseph Goebbels orders the release of the 1,500 Jewish men.
14/03/1943 The Krakow Ghetto is liquidated.
17/03/1943 Bulgaria states opposition to deportation of its Jews.
22/03/1943 Newly built gas chamber/crematory IV opens at Auschwitz.
31/03/1943 Newly built gas chamber/crematory II opens at Auschwitz.
 
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04/04/1943 Newly built gas chamber/crematory V opens at Auschwitz.
09/04/1943 Exterminations at Chelmno cease. The camp will be reactivated in the spring of 1944 to liquidate ghettos. In all, Chelmno will total 300,000 deaths.
19/04/1943 An armed uprising in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw begins.
20/04/1943 The Jewish uprising in Warsaw triggers a massive German response and initiates a month long massacre of the 60,000 Jews in the ghetto.
 
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16/05/1943 The Warsaw ghetto is finally cleared of Jews by the German police and security units.
 
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11/06/1943 Himmler orders liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in occupied Poland.
19/06/1943 Goebbels declares Berlin to be Judenfrei (cleansed of Jews).
25/06/1943 Newly built gas chamber/crematory III opens at Auschwitz. With its completion, the four new crematories at Auschwitz have a daily capacity of 4,756 bodies.
 
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02/08/1943 Two hundred Jews escape from Treblinka extermination camp during a revolt.
16/08/1943 The Bialystok Ghetto is liquidated.
 
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11/09/1943 Beginning of Jewish family transports from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.
30/09/1943 On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the Gestapo and Danish Nazis begin rounding up all Danish Jews. However, a large number of Danish Jews had been saved when an anti-nazi businessman got wind of the German plan and passed the details to the Danish resistance who, with the help of Danish fisherman ferried many Jews to neutral Sweden.
 
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04/10/1943 Himmler talks openly about the Final Solution at Posen.
14/10/1943 Massive escape from Sobibor as Jews and Soviet POWs break out, with 300 making it safely into nearby woods. Of those 300, fifty will survive. Exterminations then cease at Sobibor, after over 250,000 deaths. All traces of the death camp are then removed and trees are planted.
16/10/1943 Jews in Rome rounded up, with over 1,000 sent to Auschwitz.
20/10/1943 An allied agreement to set up UN commission on war crimes is announced in London.
 
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03/11/1943
Nazis carry out Operation Harvest Festival in occupied Poland, killing 42,000 Jews.
04/11/1943 Quote from Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer, published by Julius Streicher - "It is actually true that the Jews have, so to speak, disappeared from Europe and that the Jewish 'Reservoir of the East' from which the Jewish pestilence has for centuries beset the peoples of Europe has ceased to exist. But the Führer of the German people at the beginning of the war prophesied what has now come to pass."
11/11/1943 Auschwitz Kommandant Höss is promoted to chief inspector of concentration camps. The new kommandant, Liebehenschel, then divides up the vast Auschwitz complex of over 30 sub-camps into three main sections.
20/11/1943 Jews in northern Italy are to be sent to concentration camps.
 
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02/12/1943 The first transport of Jews from Vienna arrives at Auschwitz.
16/12/1943 The chief surgeon at Auschwitz reports that 106 castration operations have been performed.
 

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