12 Nov 1938
  • The Hungarian Parliament officially incorporated the newly acquired territory from Czechoslovakia into its borders. ww2dbase [First Vienna Arbitration | CPC]
  • Zhang Zhizhong, upon receiving inaccurate intelligence about approaching Japanese troops, gave the order to set fire to several key buildings in Changsha, Hunan Province, China to deprive the Japanese of use should they be captured. The fire grew out of control, causing extensive property damage and killing a number of civilians. This event would lead to his firing. ww2dbase [Zhang Zhizhong | Changsha, Hunan | CPC]
  • German government found Jews collectively responsible to pay one billion Reichsmarks for damage done during Kristallnacht. Also, laws were enacted to completely exclude Jews from jobs in commerce and industry. ww2dbase [Kristallnacht | CPC]

12 Nov 1938 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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