World War II

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Czechoslovakia occupied by Nazi Germany on 15th of March 1939 and declared the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, occupied lands, on 16th of March 1939. The term Second Czechoslovak Republic was used for the period between September 1938 up to March 1939. The attack on Poland by Nazi Germany on 1st of September 1939 brought the break-out of World War II.


Simultaneous events

1939 Building Confiscated by the Gestapo


Villa Tugendhat confiscated by the German Secret State Police (Geheime Staatspolizei, GESTAPO) on 4th of October 1939. read more


1939 IIT Grounds


Mies worked on the plans for the IIT university grounds starting in 1939. Meets Lora Marx his partner during his overseas era in 1940. read more