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Diary December 1, 1942

'selection' at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
New arrivals of Jews before ‘selection’ at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, December 1, 1942:

Home Fronts

Britain: ‘Beveridge Report’ (Social Insurance and Allied Services) published: lays the framework for post-war National Health Service and Social Security system. Report is a bestseller (635,000 copies sold).
Sidney Silverman M.P. claims that 2 million Jews have been killed by the Nazis up to September 30, 1942.

Pacific

New Guinea: Australian troops capture Gona.

Sea War

Mediterranean: Italian convoy destroyed off Tunis by British Force Q (3 cruisers, 2 destroyers). Destroyer Quentin later sunk by Italian torpedo planes.

Politics

Ethiopia: Government declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan.

Air War

Europe: General Eaker takes over command of 8th USAAF from General Spaatz who takes over 12th AF in North Africa.

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