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Today in World War II History—March 20, 1942

Gates at Auschwitz concentration camp, 1945 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Gates at Auschwitz concentration camp, 1945 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 20, 1942: Nazis first use gas chambers to murder Jews at Auschwitz concentration camp.

In Australia, Gen. Douglas MacArthur makes “I shall return” speech, promising to return to the Philippines.

In Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, the Danish government dismisses their ambassador to Britain, Count Eduard Reventlow, for siding with the Free Danes.

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