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Today in World War II History—September 21, 1939 & 1944

Armand Calinescu, 1938

Armand Calinescu, 1938

75 Years Ago—Sept. 21, 1939: German SS Gen. Reinhard Heydrich produces plan to remove Polish Jews, intelligentsia, clergy, and nobility to ghettos. Romanian premier Armand Calinescu assassinated by Fascist Iron Guard for supporting Poles.
 

The bridge over the Nederrijn near Arhnem, the Netherlands, circa 19 September 1944. (Imperial War Museum)

The bridge over the Nederrijn near Arhnem, the Netherlands, circa 19 September 1944. (Imperial War Museum)

70 Years Ago—Sept. 21, 1944: In Operation Market Garden, Germans retake bridge in Arnhem from British paratroopers.