21 Sep 1939

Germany
  • The work on light cruiser N ceased at Kriegsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Poland
  • 60,000 survivors of the Polish Southern Army surrendered at Tomaszov and Zamosz, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Reinhard Heydrich authorized the formation of Jewish ghettos in Poland, each governed by a Judenrat (Jewish Council); the ghettos were to be formed in large Polish cities with access to major railroads. He also authorized the formation of Einsatzgruppen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Julien Bryan departed Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Romania
  • Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu was assassinated by fascists for his sympathetic treatment of Poles. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • President Franklin Roosevelt told the US Congress that the United States should relax its neutrality laws to enable its arms manufacturers to sell to belligerent countries. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1939
A damaged Polish armored train captured by German Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler regiment, near Blonie, Poland, Sep 1939Red Commander Vladimir Yulianovich Borovitsky and German General Heinz Guderian in Brest, Poland (now Brest, Belarus) to work out the German-Soviet boundary demarcation of occupied Poland, 21 Sep 1939. Photo 1 of 2Red Commander Vladimir Yulianovich Borovitsky and German General Heinz Guderian in Brest, Poland (now Brest, Belarus) to work out the German-Soviet boundary demarcation of occupied Poland, 21 Sep 1939. Photo 2 of 2

21 Sep 1939 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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