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This Day in WWII 17 January 1939 - 1945


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1101440117_400.jpg Oveta Culp Hobby (READ COVER STORY)

1939: The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.

1941: During the night, the Italians evacuate Kassala and Gallalabat in the Sudan.

1942: The last German garrison at Halfaya in Cyrenaica surrenders, with about 5,500 prisoners taken.

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1944: First attack toward Cassino, Italy.

1945: Russians forces cross the Warthe and advance 100-miles on a 160-mile front forcing the Germans to evacuate Warsaw, which falls that same day. The German defenders encircled at Budapest withdraw to Buda on the western bank of the Danube. The Red Army captures Czenstochova.

1945: Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.

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