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17 Aug 1938
  • Adolf Hitler ordered that, in time of war, guard duties of concentration camps would be carried out by older members of the general SS; SS members older than the age of 45 began training for guard duties shortly after. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hitler issued a decree confirming Himmler's control over the armed SS in peacetime. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • Germany passed laws requiring Jews to add either "Israel" or "Sara" to their names, effective 1 Jan 1939. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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