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This Day In History: 1942-06-09

Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government (Dutch government in exile).  German-Netherlands press reports that 3 million Dutch are sent to Eastern Europe.   Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”.

 

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