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10 Sep 1939

Poland
  • SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig became the first German general to die in World War II when he was killed in Action at Opoczno, Poland at about 1415 hours. ww2dbase [Wilhelm von Roettig | Opoczno | AC]
6 Jan 1943

Poland
  • Jews in Opoczno, Poland were told that those with family in Palestine would be deported there. 500 Jews came out from hiding to register and were sent to Treblinka Concentration Camp where they were gassed. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Opoczno | CPC]

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