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Today in World War II History—Jan. 22, 1943

SS and French police round up Jews in the old quarter of Marseille, France, 24 Jan 1943 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-027-1477-29)

SS and French police round up Jews in the old quarter of Marseille, France, 24 Jan 1943 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-027-1477-29)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 22, 1943: Soviets begin final drive in Stalingrad.

Australian and American forces end organized Japanese resistance in Papua New Guinea, the first Japanese land defeat.

In the old quarter of Marseille, France, Nazis begin removing 40,000 residents to prevent partisan activity, rounding up Jewish residents, and looting; 1400 buildings will be destroyed in February.