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Diary July 12, 1940

Gypsies in Lublin 1940
In summer 1940 2,800 Gypsies are deported from Germany to Lublin in Poland. The two women are still smiling and have no idea what will happen to the city and many of the inhabitants in the future.
Diary for Friday, July 12, 1940:

Air War

Hurricane fighters destroy four bombers attacking convoy off Suffolk coast. Night raids on Aberdeen (60 casualties) and Cardiff.

Neutrals

Russia: Kuusinen, former head of the short-lived Terijoki Government (see December 2, 1939), appointed President of Karelo-Finnish Soviet Republic, in territory gained from Finland, March 13, 1940.

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