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Today in World War II History—December 4, 1942

Poster for the Works Progress Administration (Library of Congress)

Poster for the Works Progress Administration (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 4, 1942: Żegota (Council to Aid Jews) is established in Warsaw by underground Polish Christians and Jews to find safe places for Polish Jews; about 4000 will be saved.

President Roosevelt cancels Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) due to falling unemployment.

US Ninth Air Force, based in Egypt, bombs Naples in first US attack on Italy.

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