8 Dec 1938

Germany
  • Graf Zeppelin was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A decree on "Combating the Gypsy Plague" was published by Heinrich Himmler as Chief of the Reich Police. Under the decree German Gypsies would now be considered as an alien race and therefore be liable for deportation or forced Labour. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1938
Launching of Graf Zeppelin, Kiel, Germany, 8 Dec 1938

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