This Day in Jewish History / Nazis kill 43,000 in one-day Harvest Festival massacre
Perturbed by increasing Jewish resistance in the area, the Nazis executed some 43,000 Jews at Majdanek and two of its sub-camps in the Lublin district of Poland.
On November 3, 1943, German forces in the Lublin district of Poland carried out the Holocaust's largest massacre of Jews over a 24-hour period. Dubbed Aktion Erntefest (Operation Harvest Festival), the Nazis oversaw the execution of some 43,000 people at Majdanek and two of its sub-camps, Trawniki and Poniatowa.
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