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20 Aug 1941
  • German 250th Infantry Division, nicknamed "Blue Division" and consisted of Spanish volunteers, was formed and began to move to Poland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The German siege of Leningrad, Russia began. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
France
  • After sundown, the Germans conducted another round-up of Jews in Paris, France. Their French passports were confiscated, and they would eventually be deported to the Drancy Concentration Camp and later to various concentration camps in Germany and Eastern Europe. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Ukraine
  • German Eleventh Army captured Kherson, Ukraine. Romanian aircraft destroyed a Soviet armored train at Odessa Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1941
USS North Carolina at anchor, New York, New York, United States, 19-20 Aug 1941

20 Aug 1941 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