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1 Apr 1935
  • In Germany a nationwide network of clinics for racial hygiene was established with the aim of collecting and processing data about citizens' racial purity. The information obtained would provide a perverse instrument for social discrimination throughout the country. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | AC]
  • Rudolf Höss was promoted to the rank of SS-Scharführer. ww2dbase [Rudolf Höss | CPC]
  • Hitler formally announced the re-establishment of the German armed forces outside the terms permitted by the Versailles treaty. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | AC]
  • The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) was established with Hermann Göring as its Commander-in-Chief. ww2dbase [Hermann Göring | AC]
Germany
  • The construction for U-27 was ordered. ww2dbase [U-27 | CPC]
  • Georg von Küchler was made the inspector of the military academy. ww2dbase [Georg von Küchler | CPC]
  • Maximilian von Weichs was promoted to the rank of Generalleutnant. ww2dbase [Maximilian von Weichs | CPC]
  • Ernst Vogelsang was promoted to the rank of ensign. ww2dbase [Ernst Vogelsang | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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