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April 23, 1945. On this date, US forces liberated the Flossenbürg camp in Germany.
June 28, 1942. On this date, German forces attacked the Soviet Union in the south towards the city of Stalingrad.
December 22, 1945. On this date, Harry S. Truman issued a directive giving US immigration preference to displaced persons.
December 28, 1943. On this date, the Kohouts wrote to the commandant of Flossenbürg with a request to visit their son, a gay man who was imprisoned in the camp.
July 30, 2006. On this date, the Democratic Republic of the Congo held its first multi-party election in over 40 years.
June 23, 2004. On this date, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced their first investigation which focused on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
July 9, 2011. On this date, the Republic of South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan.
Beginning on August 9, SS and police units liquidate the Lodz ghetto.
William Proxmire (1915–2005) served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989. Senator Proxmire was one of the strongest advocates for the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, which was ratified by the United States in 1988.
Both inside and outside Germany, the term “Third Reich” was often used to describe the Nazi regime in Germany from January 30, 1933, to May 8, 1945. The Nazi rise to power marked the beginning of the Third Reich. It brought an end to the Weimar Republic, a parliamentary democracy established in defeated Germany after World War I. The last years of the Weimar Republic were plagued by political deadlock, increasing political street violence, and economic depression. These years were also marked by…
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