I’m continuing my WWII Timeline series with a look at April – June 1938 in this post.
A Timeline of WWII, Spring 1938
April 22, 1938
The Decree against the Camouflage of Jewish Firms forbid changing the names of Jewish-owned businesses, i.e., changing the business name to give the appearance that the business was Aryan-owned and disguise that the business was Jewish-owned.
In Nazism, “Aryan” designated a supposed master race of non-Jewish Caucasians usually having Nordic features.
April 26, 1938
The Nazis ordered Jews to register wealth and property. The Order for the Disclosure of Jewish Assets required Jews to report all property in excess of 5,000 Reichsmarks.
The Chinese military leader Chiang Kai-shek ordered the dikes along China’s Yellow River destroyed. The result of this attempt to slow down a Japanese invasion was the destruction of more than four thousand cities, towns, and villages, leaving two million Chinese homeless, and a devastating famine ensued.
June 14, 1938
The Nazis ordered businesses owned or run by Jews to be registered and marked as Jewish.
This series of posts is based on a compilation of timelines from:
The History Place:
The National WWII Museum Interactive Timeline
Antisemitic Legislation 1933 – 1939
World War II Chronicle by the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
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