1 Nov 1938
  • German newspaper Kinzigwacht declared the town of Gelnhausen, Germany Judenfrei, "Free of Jews", after the town's synagogue closed its doors and the Jews forced to moved out. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Quintin Brand was promoted to the rank of air commodore while commanding the No. 12 Group. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Wilhelm Keitel was promoted to the rank of Generaloberst. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The trial of the Partido Obrero de Unification Marxista (POUM) leaders in Barcelona, Spain was completed; two of the defendants were acquitted but four others were sentenced to imprisonment. The revolutionary anti-Stalinist Marxist POUM was formed in 1935 as the result of the merger of the Workers and Peasants Bloc (BOC), led by Joaquin Maurin, and Izquierda Comunista (Left Communist Party), led by Andres Nin. ww2dbase [AC]
Russia
  • Viktor Abakumov was named the head of the 2nd Section of the 2nd Department of the GUGB of the Soviet NKVD. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Stephen Beattie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1938
Sargo underway during her trials off Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States, 1 Nov 1938, photo 1 of 3Sargo underway during her trials off Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States, 1 Nov 1938, photo 2 of 3Sargo underway during her trials off Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States, 1 Nov 1938, photo 3 of 3

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




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