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Today in World War II History—March 6, 1943

US poster featuring Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want,” 1943

US poster featuring Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want,” 1943

80 Years Ago—Mar. 6, 1943: Germans release 1800 Jewish men detained at the Rosenstrasse Prison in Berlin due to protests by their Gentile wives; they will survive the Holocaust.

Maj. Gen. George Patton replaces Maj. Gen. Lloyd Fredendall over US II Corps in Tunisia.

US Navy changes WAVES regulations to allow women to marry Navy men after training is complete.

Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

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