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24 Jan 1939
  • Spanish Nationalist forces were within three miles of Barcelona, Spain. At this point the Spanish Republican government, led by Dr. Juan Negrín, fled to Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The Republican troops in Barcelona continued to maintain a token resistance. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • Germany established the National Central Office for Jewish Emigration with branch offices in Vienna and Prague. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Spain
  • The Legionnaires of the Moroccan Corps stormed the imposing rock citadel of Montjuich overlooking Barcelona, Spain, freeing 1,200 Political prisoners who had miraculously escaped execution. ww2dbase [AC]

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