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4 Apr 1933
  • Germany began to exclude Jewish lawyers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Germany, Works' Councils (Betriebsträte) were outlawed. They were replaced by "Trust Councils" (Vertrauensträte) elected by politically reliable (e.g. Nazi) candidates drawn up by works managers. ww2dbase [AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Portland was first Navy ship to arrive at the crash site of the Navy airship USS Akron ww2dbase [Portland | DS]
  • Konrad Adenauer, the future post war Chancellor of West Germany, was removed by the Nazi Party from his post as Mayor of Köln (Cologne), Germany. Penniless, he sought sanctuary in the Benedictine monastery at the Maria Laach Abbey near Andernach, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]

4 Apr 1933 Interactive Map

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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935