6 May


May 6, 1943 – Hajj Amin al-Husseini, grand mufti of Jerusalem, suggests to the Bulgarian foreign minister that Bulgarian-Jewish children should be sent to Poland rather than to Palestine.

May 6, 1943 – In Tunisia, Allied forces launch a final offensive against Axis positions.

May 6, 1945 – A death march from Schwarzheide, Germany, to Theresiendadt, Czechoslovokia, that began on April 8 halts at Leitmeritz,Czechoslovokia.

May 6, 1945 – The U.S. 11th Armored Division liberates the concentration camp at Ebensee, Austria.  Nearly 10,000 bodies are discovered in an enormous communal grave.  3500 inmates remain alive; however, many of these survivors die from overindulging in food innocently offered to them by the Americans.

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