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  • 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.