MARCH 13, 1938
Annexation of Austria to the Third Reich
MARCH 15 1938
Mass anti-Nazi rally in New York under the auspices of
the Joint Boycott Council
JULY 6-15, 1938
Representatives from thirty-two countries meet at Evian, France to discuss refugee policies. Most of the countries refuse to let in more Jewish refugees.
Confiscation of property of German Jews begins.
OCTOBER 28, 1938
Over 17,000 Jews of Polish citizenship expelled from Germany to Zbaszyn on Polish border.
NOVEMBER 7, 1938
Herschel Grynszpan assassinates Ernst vom Rath, Third
Secretary of the German Embassy in Paris
NOVEMBER 9-10, 1938
"Kristallnacht" Anti-Jewish riots in Germany and Austria. Some 300,000 Jews arrested, 191 synagogues destroyed, 7,500 shops looted
NOVEMBER 12, 1938
German Jews forced to pay 1 billion Reichsmarks for damages of Kristallnacht.
NOVEMBER 15, 1938
All Jewish children are expelled from public schools.