17 Aug 1938
  • Adolf Hitler ordered that, in time of war, guard duties of concentration camps would be carried out by older members of the general SS; SS members older than the age of 45 began training for guard duties shortly after. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hitler issued a decree confirming Himmler's control over the armed SS in peacetime. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • Germany passed laws requiring Jews to add either "Israel" or "Sara" to their names, effective 1 Jan 1939. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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Famous WW2 Quote
"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937