25-01-1938: Germany. New Schutzhaft Decree. Expansion of the possibilities to Schutzhaftverhängung.
12-03-1938: German troops invade Austria.
13-03-1938: "Anschluss" of Austria to Germany.
18-03-1938: Hitler's Reichstag speech: "Ein Volk, ein Reich, Deutschland! Sieg Heil!"
28-03-1938: Germany. Jewish associations must be registered.
26-04-1938: Germany. Obligation to declare all Jewish assets above 5,000 RM.
03-05-1938: Germany. The Flossenbürg camp in Bavaria is put into operation.
31-05-1938: Gesetz über Einziehung van Eurzeugnissen entarteter Kunst. In total, approximately 5000 paintings and sculptures and 12.0000 sheets of graphics will be removed from the museums.
06-06-1938: First session of the International Refugee Committee in Evian.
14-06-1938: Germany. All Jewish businesses must be registered.
01-07-1938: Introduction of the Dienstverpflichtung. Any resident of Germany may be obliged to work for a fixed period at the place designated to him by a higher authority.
08-08-1938: The first 300 prisoners arrive at Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
17-08-1938: Germany. Jews must add Israël or Sara to their first name.
20-08-1938: Establishment of a Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung in Vienna, led by Adolf Eichmann.
01-09-1938: Reichstag speech by Hitler: "Und von jetzt ab wird jede Bombe mit Bombe vergolten ..." "Ich will nichts anderes sein als der erste Soldat des deutschen Reiches".
27-09-1938: Hitler sends a letter to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain about the Czech Republic.
29-09-1938: Munich Agreement on Czechoslovakia between Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy. The German-speaking Sudetenland is added to Germany.
05-10-1938: Resignation of the Czechoslovak president, Benes. Dr. Hacha succeeds him.
30-10-1938: At the end of October, about 17,000 Polish Jews will be expelled from Germany to Poland.
01-11-1938: The international brigades leave Spain in November.
07-11-1938: Herschel Grynszpan carries out an attack on von Rath's German legation council in Paris.
09-11-1938 - 09-11-1938: Kristallnacht. Organized pogrom all over Germany. 30,000 Jews are transferred to camps. Numerous synagogues are looted and set on fire. Great damage is done to Jewish property.
10-11-1938: Reinhard Heydrich sends a message to the German police to coordinate the actions taking place during Kristallnacht.
12-11-1938: Germany. Discussion in the Reichsluftfahrtministerium, led by Göring, about the identification and isolation of the Jews and about measures for the Aryanization of Jewish businesses
12-11-1938: Germany. Jews are prohibited from visiting the theater, cinema and concerts.
12-11-1938: Germany. A sum of RM 1 billion is demanded from the Jews.
15-11-1938: The Netherlands. Debate in the House of Representatives on the cabinet's refugee policy.
15-11-1938: Germany. Jewish children are only allowed to go to Jewish schools.
16-11-1938: Dutch East Indies. A Royal Dutch decree rejects the Soetardjo petition.
24-11-1938: The magazine "Das Schwarze Korps" writes about the restlose Vernichtigung of the Jews in Germany.
25-11-1938: Hankou is occupied by the Japanese.
30-11-1938: Germany. Prohibition of practice for Jewish lawyers.
01-12-1938: In December Beria replaces Yezhov in the Soviet Union as police chief. The Great Terror comes to an end.
01-12-1938: The Netherlands. At the beginning of December, a large national collection will be held for the Jewish Refugee Committee.
08-12-1938: Germany. Gypsy-Grunderlass to combat the "gypsy plague".
13-12-1938: Opening of the Neuengamme camp near Hamburg as an external command of the KL Sachsenhausen.
19-12-1938: Germany, in a note from Great Britain, demands parity with regard to the number of submarines allowed.