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1939

• 30 January 1939: On Reichstag, Hitler threatens "to destroy the Jewish race in Europe".  
• 15/16 March 1939: Occupation of Czechoslovakia.   
• July 1939: Jews were fired from all government positions. 
• 1 September 1939: Invasion of Poland, the beginning of the Second World War. 
• 17 September 1939: Soviet troops invade eastern part of Poland. 
• 29 September 1939: Poland surrenders and is divided between nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
• October 1939: Evacuation of Jews from Vienna. 
• October/November 1939: Jews in Poland are forced to wear a yellow star on their clothes.

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