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Today in World War II History—August 3, 1941

Clemens August Graf von Galen upon his appointment as cardinal, 1946 (Creative Commons via Bildersammlung des Bistumsarchivs Münster)

Clemens August Graf von Galen upon his appointment as cardinal, 1946 (Creative Commons via Bildersammlung des Bistumsarchivs Münster)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 3, 1941: Germans capture 38,000 Soviet POWs at Roslovl, Russia.

Catholic bishop Clemens August Graf von Galen of Münster, Germany, denounces “T4 Aktion” program (euthanasia of the physically and mentally disabled) in a public sermon; he is placed under house arrest for the duration of the war.

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