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 Baeck, Leo
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 Blomberg, Werner von
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 Leeb, Wilhelm Ritter von
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 Rundstedt, Karl Rudolf von
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Index of Years

1938
Adjutant
  Hoess, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand
  Appointed Adjutant of Sachsenhausen concentration camp
1938
Administrator
  Hoess, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand
  Appointed Administrator of Dachau concentration camp
1938
Anschluss
  Hupfauer, Theo
  Sent into Austria to set up Worker's Front organizations
1938
Cabinet
  Hitler, Adolf
  Sets up a Secret Cabinet Council, probably to impress Chamberlain, but it never meets
1938
Chief General Staff
  Halder, Franz von
  Appointed Chief of the German General Staff
1938
Chief of Staff
  Halder, Franz von
  Appointed Chief-of-Staff
1938
Chief of Staff
  Oster, Hans
  Appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Abwehr
  Appointed Chief-of-Staff, Abwehr, German military intelligence
1938
Colonel
  Milch, Erhard
  Milch commands the Luftflotte V in the Norwegian campaign
  Milch commands the Luftflotte V in the Norwegian campaign
1938
Commander
  Brauchitsch, Walter von
  Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht
1938
Commander
  Junck, Werner
  Appointed Commander of Fighter Wing 53
  Appointed Commander of Fighter Wing 53
1938
Commander
  Langkeit, Willi
  Appointed Commander of No 8 Company in the 36th Panzer Regiment
1938
Commander
  List, Siegmund Wilhelm von
  Appointed to command & establish Army Group Five in Austria
1938
Commander
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
  Appointed Commander of the Fuehrer Begleit Battalion, Hitler's personal security unit
1938
Commander
  Sperrle, Hugo
  Appointed Commander of the Luftwaffengruppe Drei
1938
Conference of Hosbach
  Neurath, Constantin Freiher von
  Attends the Hossbach conference where Hitler announces his aggressive foreign policy
1938
Coup d'Etat
  Stauffenberg, Claus Schenk von
  His regiment became part of the German 1st Light Division under General Erich Hoepner, who had taken part in the plans for the September 1938 German Resistance Coup, cut short by Hitler's unexpected diplomatic success in the Munich Agreement
1938
Crisis
  Hitler, Adolf
  Dismsses Blomberg & Fritsch after contrived revelations about their personal lives
1938
Crisis
  Leeb, Wilhelm Ritter von
  Forced into retirement during the Blomberg-Fritsch crisis
1938
Dachau
  Hoess, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand
  Appointed Administrator of Dachau concentration camp
1938
Death
  Kautsky, Karl
  Death of Karl Kautsky
1938
Diplomacy
  Model, Otto Moritz Walter
  Sent as a spy to check the defensive fortifications along the Sudeten border
1938
Director
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
  Appointed Director of the War College at Wiener Neustadt
1938
Education
  Mengele, Josef
  Obtains a doctorate in medicine
1938
Emigration Office
  Eichmann, Adolf
  Founds the Jewish Office of Emmigration
1938
Exile
  Freud, Sigmund
  Germany annexes Austria in the Anschluss followed by violent outbursts of anti-Semitism in Vienna, and Freud and his family receive visits from the Gestapo
1938
Exile
  Eichmann, Adolf
  Expels 150,000 Jews from Austria
1938
Fuehrer Begleit
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
  Appointed Commander of the Fuehrer Begleit Battalion, Hitler's personal security unit
1938
General
  Jodl, Alfred
  Appointed General-Major
1938
Independence
  Henlein, Konrad
  Asks for complete autonomy for Sudeten Germans in the Karlsbad Decrees
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Beck, Ludwig
  Sends an emissary but fails to gain support against Germany if Hitler invades Czech
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Keitel, Wilhelm
  Believes Germany is not strong enough to break through the Czech fortifications
1938
Invention of VI Rocket
  Braun, Werner von
  A prototype of the VI is developed
1938
Jewish Office of Emmigration
  Eichmann, Adolf
  Appointed Head of the Jewish Office of Emmigration
1938
Lieutenant
  Schmundt, Rudolf
  Appointed Lieutenant General
1938
Linz
  Giesler, Paul
  Requested by Hitler to rebuild Linz
1938
Minister
  Neurath, Constantin Freiher von
  Appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, without Portfolio
1938
Munich
  Giesler, Paul
  Requested by Hitler to rebuild Munich
1938
NSDAP
  Bormann, Martin
  Appointed Party Treasurer of the NSDAP
1938
Office of Jewish Emigration
  Heydrich, Reinhard Tristan Eugen
  Founds the Office of Jewish Emigration
1938
OKH
  Brauchitsch, Walther von
  Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the OKH
1938
OKH
  Hitler, Adolf
  The OKW coordinates military activities but Keitel's sway over the three branches of service (army, air force, and navy) was rather limited, each its own High Command, known as Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, army), Oberkommando der Marine (OKL)
1938
OKL
  Hitler, Adolf
  The OKW coordinates military activities but Keitel's sway over the three branches of service (army, air force, and navy) was rather limited, each its own High Command, known as Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, army), Oberkommando der Marine (OKL)
1938
OKW
  Hitler, Adolf
  After von Blomberg resigned in the course of the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) under Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel is created
  The OKW coordinates military activities but Keitel's sway over the three branches of service (army, air force, and navy) was rather limited, each its own High Command, known as Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, army), Oberkommando der Marine (OKL)
1938
OKW
  Keitel, Wilhelm
  After von Blomberg resigned in the course of the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) under Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel is created
  The OKW coordinates military activities but Keitel's sway over the three branches of service (army, air force, and navy) was rather limited, each its own High Command, known as Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, army), Oberkommando der Marine (OKL)
1938
Plot
  Beck, Ludwig
  Urges Brauchitsch to plot against Hitler, resigns when Brauchitsch informs Hitler
1938
Reichskommissar
  Henlein, Konrad
  Appointed Reichskommissar after the Munich agreement
1938
Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden
  Baeck, Leo
  After the Reichsvertretung is disbanded during the November Pogrom, the Nazis reassemble the council's members under the Government controlled Reichsvereinigung
1938
Resignation
  Beck, Ludwig
  Urges Brauchitsch to plot against Hitler, resigns when Brauchitsch informs Hitler
  Urges Brauchitsch to plot against Hitler, resigns when Brauchitsch informs Hitler
1938
Resignation
  Fritsch, Werner Freiherr
  Resigns after charges of homosexuality & blackmail after opposition to army reforms
1938
Retirement
  Leeb, Wilhelm Ritter von
  Forced into retirement during the Blomberg-Fritsch crisis
1938
SS
  Mengele, Josef
  Appointed Member of the SS
1938
War College
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
  Appointed Director of the War College at Wiener Neustadt
1938
Wehrmacht
  Hitler, Adolf
  After von Blomberg resigned in the course of the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) under Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel is created
  In the reshuffle Hitler becomes the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
  In the reshuffle Hitler becomes the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
  The OKW coordinates military activities but Keitel's sway over the three branches of service (army, air force, and navy) was rather limited, each its own High Command, known as Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, army), Oberkommando der Marine (OKL)
  After von Blomberg resigned in the course of the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) under Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel is created
1938
Wehrmacht
  Keitel, Wilhelm
  After von Blomberg resigned in the course of the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) under Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel is created
  The OKW coordinates military activities but Keitel's sway over the three branches of service (army, air force, and navy) was rather limited, each its own High Command, known as Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, army), Oberkommando der Marine (OKL)
1938
Crisis
  Heldorf, Wolf Heinrich Graf von
 Jan Gathers embarassong evidence about von Blomberg's new wife, Eva Gruhn
 Jan Presents his dossier on von Blomberg's wife to Goering
1938
Crisis
  Hitler, Adolf
 Jan Dismisses 16 high ranking officers during the Blomberg-Fritsch crisis
 Jan Hitler uses the crisis to appoint himself supreme commander of the armed forces
1938
Dismissal
  Hitler, Adolf
 Jan Forces von Leeb into retirement during the Blomberg-Fritsch crisis
1938
Lieutenant
  Fromm, Friedrich
 Jan 1st Appointed Lieutenant-General
1938
Crisis
  Gruhn, Eva
 Jan 12th Hitler attends the wedding of von Blomberg to Eva Gruhn, allegedly a former prostitute
1938
Crisis
  Hitler, Adolf
 Jan 12th Hitler attends the wedding of von Blomberg to Eva Gruhn, allegedly a former prostitute
1938
Marriage
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Jan 12th A marriage used by Hitler to cause a scandal & take over command of the armed forces
 Jan 12th Marries Erna Gruhn (sometimes referred to as "Eva" or "Margarete"), a 26-year-old typist
1938
Anschluss
  Hess, Rudolph
 Jan 25th Austrian police raid the Committee of Seven Vienna HQ
 Jan 25th Documents are found signed by Hess clearing an Austrian Nazi revolt in the Spring
1938
Crisis
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Jan 25th Hitler & Goering were witnesses at Blomberg's wedding
 Jan 25th It is revealed to Hitler that Blomberg had married a whore & he resigns
1938
Resignation
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Jan 25th Blomberg resigns after Heydrich's SD exposes Blomberg's wife's record of prostitution
1938
Resignation
  Heydrich, Reinhard Tristan Eugen
 Jan 25th Blomberg resigns after Heydrich's SD exposes Blomberg's wife's record of prostitution
1938
Resignation
  Hitler, Adolf
 Jan 25th Hitler uses Blomberg's resignation to become Commander-in-Chief
1938
Constitution
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb The last Cabinet meeting of the Third Reich
 Feb With Hitler's approval the CAbinet can promulgate decrees which have the status of law
1938
Crisis
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Feb Blomberg goes into exile
1938
Exile
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Feb Blomberg goes into exile
1938
Plebiscite
  Schuschnigg, Kurt von
 Feb Tries in vain to hold a plebiscite in Austria against the anschluss
1938
Chief High Command
  Keitel, Wilhelm
 Feb 4th Appointed Chief of the High Command of the Armed forces, Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
1938
Commander
  Goering, Herman
 Feb 4th Appointed Commander-in-Chief
1938
Commander
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 4th Appointed Commander-in-Chief, Wehrmacht
1938
Crisis
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Feb 4th Discredited by a marriage to a prostitute & forced to resign
 Feb 4th Used by Hitler for him to take control of the armed forces
1938
Crisis
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 4th Blomberg is forced to resign
1938
Dismissal
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 4th Conservatives such as Blomberg, Fritsch & Neurath appointed by Hindenburg are removed
 Feb 4th Conservatives such as Blomberg, Fritsch & Neurath appointed by Hindenburg are removed
1938
Dismissal
  Neurath, Constantin Freiher von
 Feb 4th Dismissed by Hitler as Foreign Minister
1938
Dismissal
  Papen, Franz von
 Feb 4th Dismissed by Hitler as Ambassador to Austria
1938
Fuehrer Chancellor
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 4th Appoints von Ribbentrop Foreirgn Minister
 Feb 4th Assumes the leadership of the Ministry of War
1938
Minister
  Funk, Walther
 Feb 4th Appointed Minister of the Ministry of Economics
1938
Minister
  Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 Feb 4th Appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs
1938
Resignation
  Blomberg, Werner von
 Feb 4th Blomberg's resignation comes into effect
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 12th Hitler orders the Austrian Chancellor to to hand over control of his Government
 Feb 12th Informs the Austrian Chancellor to hand control over to the Nazis
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 12th Schuschigg is forced by Hitler to agree an amnesty for imprisoned Austrian Nazis
1938
Rule of Austria
  Schuschnigg, Kurt von
 Feb 12th Hitler orders the Austrian Chancellor to to hand over control of his Government
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 20th Promises to support the rights of Germans not living in the Reich in the Reichstag
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 20th Hitler demands self-determination for Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia
1938
Rule of Czechoslovakia
  Hitler, Adolf
 Feb 20th Hitler demands self-determination for Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 8th Herbert Hoover tells Hitler that his doctrine would be unacceptable and intolerable in the US
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 9th Kurt Schuschnigg defies the Nazis & calls for a referendum on independence
 Mar 10th Decides on military occupation before Schuschnigg's plebiscite of March 13th
1938
Invasion of Austria
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 10th Decides on military occupation before Schuschnigg's plebiscite of March 13th
1938
Anschluss
  Schuschnigg, Kurt von
 Mar 11th Germany closes the border at Salzburg
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 11th Austrian Nazis in Government appeal to Hitler to restore order
 Mar 11th Mussolini indicates that he will not intervene to save Austria
 Mar 11th Austrian Nazis take to the streets in Austria & appeal to Hitler to restore order
 Mar 11th Makes an ultimatum to Schuschnigg forbidding his referendum on union with Germany
1938
Demonstrations
  Schuschnigg, Kurt von
 Mar 11th Austrian Nazis take to the streets in Austria & appeal to Hitler to restore order
1938
Invasion of Austria
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 11th German troops are prepared to invade Austria
1938
Invasion of Bohemia
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 11th Decides to issue an ultimatum to annex Bohemia & Moravia
 Mar 11th An ultimatum is drafted on Hitler's orders by Keitel calling the Czechs to surrender
1938
Anschluss
  Schuschnigg, Kurt von
 Mar 12th Germany invades Austria after the Austrian Nazi Party invite German troops to march in and the union becomes the Anschluss
1938
Anschluss
  Guderian, Heinz
 Mar 12th Commands the 2nd Panzer Division through Linz to Vienna during the Anscluss
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 12th Germany invades Austria after the Austrian Nazi Party invite German troops to march in and the union becomes the Anschluss
 Mar 12th Orders Wihelm Stuckart to Vienna to draft a law making him President of Austria
 Mar 12th German troops occupy Austria which then becomes a Dominion of the Third Reich
 Mar 12th Proclaims the union of Austria with Germany
 Mar 12th Orders Stuckart to Vienna to organize anshcluss n defiance of the Versailles treaty
1938
Anschluss
  Stuckart, Wihelm
 Mar 12th Ordered by Hitler to Vienna to organize a total anshcluss
1938
Invasion of Austria
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 12th Germany invades Austria after the Austrian Nazi Party invite German troops to march in and the union becomes the Anschluss
1938
Rule of Austria
  Schuschnigg, Kurt von
 Mar 12th Germany invades Austria after the Austrian Nazi Party invite German troops to march in and the union becomes the Anschluss
1938
Rule of Austria
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 12th Germany invades Austria after the Austrian Nazi Party invite German troops to march in and the union becomes the Anschluss
1938
Invasion of Austria
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 13th German troops enter Austria
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 14th Chamberlain anounces in the Commons that nothing could have stopped the anshcluss
 Mar 14th Makes a triumphal entry into Vienna, where he had lived so long as a tramp
1938
Invasion of Austria
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 14th Hitler lays a wreath on his parents grave in Austria
1938
Anschluss
  Goering, Herman
 Mar 26th Herman Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria
1938
Alliance
  Henlein, Konrad
 Mar 28th Hitler promises to support Henlein & make him Viceroy of Czech
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Mar 28th Advises the German population in Czech to demand enough to break-up the Cezh state
1938
Anschluss
  Hitler, Adolf
 April Cardinal Theodor Innitzer of Vienna meets with Hitler and then directs all Catholic clergy and laity to "unconditionally support the great German State and the Fuhrer"
 April 10th 99.08% of Austrians & Germans vote in favour of the Anscluss
1938
Plebiscite
  Hitler, Adolf
 April 10th 99.08% of Austrians & Germans vote in favour of the Anscluss
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 April 24th The Sudeten German's demands for autonomy is rejected by the Prague Government
1938
Independence
  Henlein, Konrad
 April 24th Henlein demands full independence for the Sudeten Germans
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 May 12th Recognizes the Japanese puppet state in Manchuria, Manzhouguo
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 May 18th German troop movements are reported near the Bohemian border
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 May 21st "It is my unalterable intention to smash Czech by military action in the near future"
1938
Independence
  Hitler, Adolf
 May 21st "It is my unalterable intention to smash Czech by military action in the near future"
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 May 21st "It is my unalterable intention to smash Czech by military action in the near future"
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 June 18th Says he will only take action against Czech if Britain & France do not intervene
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 June 18th Says he will only take action against Czech if Britain & France do not intervene
1938
Resignation
  Beck, Ludwig
 Aug 18th Resigns over Hitler's policy on Czech, believes Germany is not equipped for war
 Aug 18th Resigns over Hitler's policy on Czech, believes Germany is not equipped for war
1938
Invasion of Holland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Aug 24th Consults the Army to occupy the Netherlands & Belgium & how long it would take
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 3rd Pays a State visit to Mussolini in Rome
1938
Independence
  Henlein, Konrad
 Sep 4th Henlein rejects Benes' offer of full autonomy for Sudetenland
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 12th In a speech at Nuremberg Hitler demands that Benes meets the German Czech claims
 Sep 15th Receives Chamberlain & confirms his determination to annex the Sudetenland
 Sep 15th Receives Chamberlain & confirms his determination to annex the Sudetenland
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 15th Receives Chamberlain & confirms his determination to annex the Sudetenland
 Sep 15th Receives Chamberlain & confirms his determination to annex the Sudetenland
1938
Invasion of Sudetanland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 15th Receives Chamberlain & confirms his determination to annex the Sudetenland
 Sep 15th Receives Chamberlain & confirms his determination to annex the Sudetenland
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 18th Britain & France wish to persuade Czech to cede areas greater than 50% to Germany
 Sep 22nd Chamberlain offers the dissolution of the Czech Alliances with France & Russia
 Sep 22nd Chamberlain visits Hitler & offers peaceful inclusion of Sudetenland within the Reich
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 22nd Chamberlain visits Hitler & offers peaceful inclusion of Sudetenland within the Reich
1938
Invasion of Sudetanland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 22nd Chamberlain visits Hitler & offers peaceful inclusion of Sudetenland within the Reich
1938
Rule of Saarland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 22nd Chamberlain visits Hitler & offers peaceful inclusion of Sudetenland within the Reich
1938
Invasion of Poland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 27th Troops pass before Hitler to the indifference of the Berliners, in contrast to 1914
1938
Mobilization
  Raeder, Erich
 Sep 27th Appeals to Hitler not to begin a war
1938
Conference of Munich
  Goering, Herman
 Sep 28th Draws up the draft for the memorandum which Mussolini uses for the Munich Agreement
1938
Conference of Munich
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 28th Hitler wants a conference to settle the Czech crisis, Mussolini chooses Munich
 Sep 28th Holds a conference with Mussolini & the Prime Ministers of France & Britain
1938
Conference of Munich
  Neurath, Constantin Freiher von
 Sep 28th Helps draw up a draft memorandum which Mussolini uses for framing the Munich Agreement
1938
Conference of Munich
  Weizsacker, Ernst Freiherr von
 Sep 28th Helps draw up a draft memorandum which Mussolini uses for framing the Munich Agreement
1938
Crisis
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 28th Hitler wants a conference to settle the Czech crisis, Mussolini chooses Munich
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 28th Mussolini sends his Ambassador to agree the action Hitler wants in the Sudetenland
 Sep 28th The French Ambassador visits Hitler & agrees occupation of the Sudetenland 10th Oct
1938
Treaty of Munich
  Goering, Herman
 Sep 28th Draws up the draft for the memorandum which Mussolini uses for the Munich Agreement
1938
Conference of Munich
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 29th Boards Mussolini's train prior to the Munich Conference, discusses invading Czech
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 29th Boards Mussolini's train prior to the Munich Conference, discusses invading Czech
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 29th Boards Mussolini's train prior to the Munich Conference, discusses invading Czech
1938
Rule of Sudetenland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 29th The Sudetenland is ceded to Germany under the terms of the Munich Agreement
1938
Treaty of Munich
  Henlein, Konrad
 Sep 29th Destabilizes the Czech Government prior to the Munich agreement
1938
Treaty of Munich
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 29th Hitler pledges that the Sudetenland is his final demand
 Sep 29th Substantially the same as the Godesburg Proposals agreed between Hitler & Chamberlain
 Sep 29th The Sudetenland is ceded to Germany
1938
Conference of Munich
  Hitler, Adolf
 Sep 30th Signs the Munich Agreement
1938
Alliance
  Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 Oct Draws up the terms of a pact between Germany, Italy & Japan
 Oct Draws up the terms of a pact between Germany, Italy & Japan
 Oct Visits Mussolini to sign the pact with Italy
 Oct Visits Mussolini to sign the pact with Italy
1938
Diplomacy
  Goering, Herman
 Oct Assures the Slovak leader, Durcansky, that Germany will support Slovak independence
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Oct Agrees German-Italian arbitration to settle a frontier between Hungary & Slovakia
1938
Commander
  Kesselring, Albrecht
 Oct 1st Appointed Commander Luftflotte 1, based in Berlin
1938
Invasion of Czech
  Hitler, Adolf
 Oct 1st Czech loses 11,000 sqr miles of territory
 Oct 1st German troops march into the Sudetenland, the promised plebiscite is never held
1938
Invasion of Sudetenland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Oct 1st German troops march into the Sudetenland, the promised plebiscite is never held
 Oct 1st Troops enter the Sudetenland, the day after Hitler has signed the Munich Agreement
1938
Treaty of Munich
  Hitler, Adolf
 Oct 1st German troops enter the Sudetenland, the day after the Munich Agreement
1938
Armament
  Hitler, Adolf
 Oct 9th Announces the strengthening of Germany's western fortifications
1938
Diplomacy
  Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 Oct 24th Hosts the Polish Ambassador, Jozef Lipski & demands the return of Danzig
1938
Rule of Danzig
  Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 Oct 24th Hosts the Polish Ambassador, Jozef Lipski & demands the return of Danzig
1938
Arrest
  Muller, Heinrich
 Nov Orders the Gestapo to target wealthier Jews, more than 20,000 are taken into custody
1938
Kristallnacht
  Muller, Heinrich
 Nov Instructs the Gestapo to liaise with the police to ensure Jewish property is destroyed
1938
Operation Transport Exercise
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov Hitler orders the Kriegsmarine to plan a sea-borne invasion of Memel under the codename "Transport Exercise Stettin"
1938
Pogrom
  Baeck, Leo
 Nov After the Reichsvertretung is disbanded during the November Pogrom, the Nazis reassemble the council's members under the Government controlled Reichsvereinigung
1938
Reichsvereinigung
  Baeck, Leo
 Nov After the Reichsvertretung is disbanded during the November Pogrom, the Nazis reassemble the council's members under the Government controlled Reichsvereinigung
 Nov Leo Baeck heads this organization as its president until his deportation in January 1943
1938
Rule of Memel
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov Hitler orders the Kriegsmarine to plan a sea-borne invasion of Memel under the codename "Transport Exercise Stettin"
1938
Crisis
  Rundstedt, Karl Rudolf von
 Nov 1st Retired after Hitler's purge of the high command after the Blomberg-Fritsch crisis
1938
Retirement
  Rundstedt, Karl Rudolf von
 Nov 1st Retired after Hitler's purge of the high command after the Blomberg-Fritsch crisis
1938
Rule of Memel
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 1st Lithuania bows to German demands to end martial law in Memel - local Nazi party leaders Neumann, Bertuleit and Bottchner released from prison
1938
Rule of Slovakia
  Benes, Eduard
 Nov 2nd Germany gives southern Slovakia to Hungary
1938
Rule of Slovakia
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 2nd Germany gives southern Slovakia to Hungary
1938
Rule of Slovakia
  Imredy, Bela
 Nov 2nd Germany gives southern Slovakia to Hungary
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 6th At Weimar makes a speech denouncing Churchill, Eden & Cooper as warmongers
1938
Assassination
  Rathenau, Ernst von
 Nov 7th Secretary at the German legation in Paris, assassinated
 Nov 7th Used to spark of further pogroms in Germany
1938
Death
  Rathenau, Ernst von
 Nov 7th Death of Ernst von Rathenau, assassinated
1938
Arrest
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 9th 26,000 male Jews arrested
1938
Assassination
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 9th The assassination of vom Rath in Paris is used to spark off "Kristallnacht"
1938
Assassination
  Rath, Ernst vom
 Nov 9th Hershel Grynsxpan wants to assassinate the German Ambassador but shoots Ernst vom Rath
 Nov 9th Roth's assassination as an excuse for Kristallnacht
1938
Death
  Rath, Ernst vom
 Nov 9th Death of Ernst von Rath, assassinated
1938
Demonstrations
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 9th After the assassination of von Rath by a Jewish Pole Hitler provokes anti-Jewish riots
1938
Kristallnacht
  Goebbels, Paul Joseph
 Nov 9th Advises party leaders anti-Jewish demonstrations should not be discouraged
1938
Kristallnacht
  Heydrich, Reinhard Tristan Eugen
 Nov 9th Instructs the police not to interfere
1938
Kristallnacht
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 9th 26,000 male Jews arrested
 Nov 9th 30,000 Jews are sent to concentration camps
 Nov 9th Synagogues are set on fire, cemeteries violated & Jewish buildings destroyed
1938
Kristallnacht
  Rath, Ernst vom
 Nov 9th Rath's assasination is used as an excuse for Kristallnacht
1938
Chief of Staff
  Model, Otto Moritz Walter
 Nov 10th Appointed Chief-of-Staff of IV Corps
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 10th The US Ambassador is withdrawn from Berlin after the events of "crystal night"
1938
Kristallnacht
  Heydrich, Reinhard Tristan Eugen
 Nov 10th Reports to Goering 815 Jewish shops & 171 homes destroyed & 191 synagogues set fire
 Nov 10th Reports to Goering that 74 Jews had been killed & 20,000 arrested
1938
Kristallnacht
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 10th 191 synagogues & 177 Jewish appartments are burnt down
 Nov 10th 22 Germans are arrested trying to stop the violence
 Nov 10th 7,600 Jewish businesses are destroyed & there are 236 deaths
 Nov 10th German and Austrian Jews suffer 1 billion Marks of damage & forced to wear the Star of David
 Nov 10th Nazi leaders heard that a Jew had shot a German diplomat in Paris and ordered reprisals, Nazis kill 35 Jews, arrest thousands and destroy Jewish synagogues, homes and stores throughout Germany and Austria
1938
Rule of Madagascar
  Goering, Herman
 Nov 12th Hermann Goering announces he favors Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
1938
Capture of Danzig
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 24th Issues a directive to the Commanders in Chief of the Armed Forces to occupy Danzig
1938
Invasion of Danzig
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 24th Issues a directive to the Commanders of the Armed Forces for the occupation of Danzig
1938
Invasion of Poland
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 24th Issues a directive to the Commanders in Chief of the Armed Forces to occupy Danzig
1938
Siege of Danzig
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 24th Issues a directive to the Commanders in Chief of the Armed Forces to occupy Danzig
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Nov 26th Poland renews a non-aggression pact with the USSR to protect against a German invasion
1938
Legislation
  Hitler, Adolf
 Dec 3rd Jewish property is "legally" confiscated
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Dec 6th Signs a declaration renouncing Germany's claim to Alsace-Lorraine
 Dec 6th Signs a declaration to hold talks on mutual relations
1938
Diplomacy
  Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 Dec 6th Signed declaration renouncing Germany's claim to Alsace-Lorraine
 Dec 6th Visits the French Premier, Georges Bonnet, & signs a German-French agreement
1938
Rule of Alsace Lorraine
  Hitler, Adolf
 Dec 6th Signs a declaration renouncing Germany's claim to Alsace-Lorraine
1938
Rule of Alsace Lorraine
  Ribbentrop, Joachim von
 Dec 6th Signed declaration renouncing Germany's claim to Alsace-Lorraine
1938
Rule of Memel
  Hitler, Adolf
 Dec 11th National Socialists win 26 of 29 seats in the local assembly (Landtag)
1938
Diplomacy
  Hitler, Adolf
 Dec 15th Washington sends it's fourth note to Berlin demanding amnesty for Jews

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