I’M HERE SEPT 15, ’18. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE. HOWEVER, IT REPEATS OUR THEME ‘FIRST DAYS AND MONTHS.’ NONETHELESS, ALL OF THESE EXCERPTS ARE GREAT. LET US LIMIT THEM HERE TO SEPTEMBER 1939, WHILE LEAVING CHRONOLOGY OF DESTRUCTION INTACT FOR LATER DISCUSSION. IT IS TO REPEAT, INVALUABLE AND YOU DID AG REAT JOB, MICAHEL DID, I’M SAYING. I REMOVED EVERYTHING RELEVANT TO TIMES PICAYUNE BLITZ IN POLAND.
September 1, 1939 – Hitler, having signed a non-aggression pact with Stalin, attacks and overwhelms Poland; on September 17th, Stalin invades and occupies the eastern half of the country.
Felicia Fuksman: September 1, 1939, and War Against the Jews
Siggy Boraks: We Never Believed in Our Dreams
Shep Zitler: Surrounded by the Germans
September 15, 1939 – Jeannine Burk is born in Brussels, Belgium.
September 21, 1939 – Heydrich issues memorandum detailing plans for “the final solution.”
September 27, 1939 – Poland surrenders to Germany and is removed from map of Europe.
Shep Zitler: Germans Couldn’t Tell I’m Jewish
November 16, 1939 – The Nazis torch the synagogues in Lodz, Poland.
Anne Levy: Burning of Synagogue
Felicia Fuksman: Dehumanization of Jews
Autumn of 1939 – The Jews of Lodz are ordered to wear the Star of David patch.
Anne Levy: Star of David
Siggy Boraks: Expelled from Family Apartment
Martin Wasserman: Grabbed off Street
February 1940 – The Jews of Lodz are ordered to the ghetto.
Anne Levy: Expelled from Family Apartment
Felicia Fuksman: Lodz Ghetto
Felicia Fuksman: a Friend Named Bronia