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World War II Today: October 5

1938
The German government orders all German Jews to have red J’s printed on their passports, in order to more easily identify and track them in the future.

1939
Hitler Enters WarsawHitler enters Warsaw in triumph. The Soviet Union forces a treaty on Latvia that allows the Red Navy to establish bases in her Baltic harbors

1941
Advancing in the southern Ukraine, Panzer Group 1 reaches the Sea of Azov.

1942
Himmler orders all Jews in concentration camps in Germany to be sent to Auschwitz and Majdanek.

1943
German troops complete the evacuation of the island of Corsica.

The first of two heavy raids by a US Navy Task Force against Wake Island, with 61 Japanese aircraft being reported as destroyed.

1944
The Canadians enter Holland.

The First Baltic Front begins an offensive South of Riga to cut off Army Group North in Lithuania.

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