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  • Germany
    Saturday Mar 12, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Unification of Austria with Nazi Germany

    Germany
    Saturday Mar 12, 1938

    On 12 March 1938, Hitler announced the unification of Austria with Nazi Germany in the Anschluss.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Mar 28, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Secret meeting with Henlein

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Mar 28, 1938

    On 28–29 March 1938, Hitler held a series of secret meetings in Berlin with Konrad Henlein of the Sudeten German Party, the largest of the ethnic German parties of the Sudetenland. The men agreed that Henlein would demand increased autonomy for Sudeten Germans from the Czechoslovakian government, thus providing a pretext for German military action against Czechoslovakia.




  • Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    Friday Apr 1, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Battleship Tirpitz

    Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    Friday Apr 1, 1938

    In a speech in Wilhelmshaven for the launch of the battleship Tirpitz on 1 April, he threatened to denounce the Anglo-German Naval Agreement if the British continued to guarantee Polish independence, which he perceived as an "encirclement" policy.




  • Germany
    Sunday Apr 3, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Prepare for Fall Weiss

    Germany
    Sunday Apr 3, 1938

    On 3 April, Hitler ordered the military to prepare for Fall Weiss ("Case White"), the plan for invading Poland on 25 August.




  • Germany
    Thursday Apr 28, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Renounced both the English and Polish Agreement

    Germany
    Thursday Apr 28, 1938

    In a Reichstag speech on 28 April, he renounced both the Anglo-German Naval Agreement and the German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact.




  • Germany
    Monday Jul 18, 1938

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Getting arrested

    Germany
    Monday Jul 18, 1938

    His tasks for the Abwehr included collecting information on railways, military installations, and troop movements, as well as recruiting other spies within Czechoslovakia, in advance of a planned invasion of the country by Nazi Germany. He was arrested by the Czech government for espionage on 18 July 1938 and immediately imprisoned but was released as a political prisoner under the terms of the Munich Agreement, the instrument under which the Czech Sudetenland was annexed into Germany on 1 October.




  • Munich, Germany
    Thursday Sep 29, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Munich Agreement

    Munich, Germany
    Thursday Sep 29, 1938

    On 29 September Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Édouard Daladier, and Mussolini attended a one-day conference in Munich that led to the Munich Agreement, which handed over the Sudetenland districts to Germany.


  • Munich, Germany
    Friday Sep 30, 1938

    World War II

    Munich Agreement

    Munich, Germany
    Friday Sep 30, 1938

    Hitler began pressing German claims on the Sudetenland, an area of Czechoslovakia with a predominantly ethnic German population. Soon the United Kingdom and France followed the appeasement policy of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and conceded this territory to Germany in the Munich Agreement, which was made against the wishes of the Czechoslovak government, in exchange for a promise of no further territorial demands.


  • Germany
    Tuesday Nov 1, 1938

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Joining the Nazi Party

    Germany
    Tuesday Nov 1, 1938

    Schindler applied for membership in the Nazi Party on 1 November 1938, and was accepted the following year.


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