24 Aug 1941
  • Romanian forces suffered heavy losses during the Soviet counter attack near Odessa, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
  • Vichy France passed anti-terrorist laws, punishable with death sentences, to deal with the resistance movement. ww2dbase [The French Resistance | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler ordered the end of the euthanasia program that had already killed 70,273 mentally-ill people. Some doctors would continue to kill the mentally-ill through the end of the European War. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Oberleutnant Hans Philipp became the 33rd member recipient of the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill broadcast, on the BBC, his "Crime without a name" speech which told the listening public of the mass murders that are being committed by German police and SS units against the civilian populations in the overrun Soviet territories. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | London, England | AC]

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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