8 Dec 1938

Germany
  • 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 [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | AC]
  • Graf Zeppelin was launched by Deutsche Werke Kiel in Kiel, Germany. ww2dbase [Deutsche Werke Kiel | Graf Zeppelin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1938
Launching of Graf Zeppelin, Kiel, Germany, 8 Dec 1938

8 Dec 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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