Tuesday 8 April 2008 4.26pm
To compare the police fining people for smoking in a public place with 1934 Germany is ludicrous .
1934 January 1 All Jewish holidays are removed from official German calendars.
1934 January 2 A German law is passed for sterilization of the "unfit."
1934 January 6 Catholic worshippers are told at services that according to Catholic doctrine it is forbidden to volunteer for sterilization or apply for the sterilization of another. "We appreciate every consideration for the basic principle." (Lewy)
1934 January 7 Germany bars "non-Aryans" from adopting "Aryan" children.
1934 January 11 The homes of dissident German clergymen are raided by the Gestapo.
1934 January 15 An antisemitic racial exhibition opens in Munich.
1934 January 15 Goering orders the Gestapo to arrest and question all political emigres and Jews returning to Germany.
1934 January 15 Goebbels demands that all Jews representing German companies abroad be dismissed from their positions.
1934 January 16 The League of Nations protests the treatment of Jews in the Saar and Upper Silesia.
1934 January 30 A Nazi reorganization strips German states of their sovereignty.
And that was just for January