Armed Forces, High Command
General Werner Freiherr von Fritsch becomes chief of the High Command of the German Army.
Nazi Party, Party Day
Party Rally of Unity is held in Nuremberg. It is the first rally to last for over a week. The event is recorded by the film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, who makes a three-hour film entitled Triumph of the Will.
Nazi Party, Waffen-SS
The chief of the three branches of the Wehrmacht (armed forces) are officially advised of the creation of the SS-Verfügungstruppe (SS Militarized Troops) by means of a circular letter. It states that the SS-Verfügungstruppe is to be formed on a basis of three regiments modelled on infantry regiments of the army, each to contain three battalions, a mortar company and a motorcycle company, as well as being supported by a signals battalion. It also provides for three officer cadet schools. The formation will be under the personal command of the Reichsführer-SS except in time of war, when it will come under the control of the army.