30 Jun 1934
  • "Night of the Long Knives" began a week of murder and political purging throughout Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Admiral Graf Spee was launched. ww2dbase [Admiral Graf Spee | CPC]
  • Oranienburg Concentration Camp in Germany was transferred under the jurisdiction of the German justice department. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Oranienburg Concentration Camp | CPC]
  • Gregor Strasser was arrested at his home on the pretext that he was conspiring to overturn the state, and was shot by an SS captain a few hours later in a cell in the secret police headquarters in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1934
Admiral Graf Spee

30 Jun 1934 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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