After Germany invades Poland in September, 1939, German soldiers enjoyed the public humiliation of Polish Jews. One Jew is forced to cut the beard of another under German supervision as the local population of Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland watches.
Ethnic Germans in the city of Tarnow, Poland, cheer the entry of German troops after Hitler invaded Poland on Sept 3, 1939, thus sparking WW2. After the war, all ethic Germans were forced out of Poland.
August 22, 1939: Conference at the Obersalzburg.At this conference Hitler informed Germany's military leaders of his plans to invade Poland. Around 50 senior officers attended the meeting. The wearing of civilian dress was specified so as not to arouse attention as the officers were driven to the Obersalzburg from airfields at Salzburg, Munich and Berchtesgaden.