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Today in World War II History—June 23, 1943

GIs hand-carry paintings in Neuschwanstein Castle under the supervision of Captain James Rorimer. (US National Archives)

GIs hand-carry paintings in Neuschwanstein Castle under the supervision of Captain James Rorimer. (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 23, 1943: Nazis liquidate all Jewish ghettos in Galicia region of Poland and deport 400,000 to concentration camps.

President Roosevelt establishes American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas (“Monuments Men”) or The Roberts Commission.

Coal strike in Appalachia is settled; President Roosevelt warns if the miners strike again, they will be drafted and forced to work.