Today in World War II History—February 2, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—February 2, 1940: Italy bans Jews from serving as engineers, professors, or journalists, and from serving Gentiles as doctors or lawyers.
75 Years Ago—Feb. 2, 1945: Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front reaches the Oder River near Frankfurt-an-der-Oder.
Germans execute resistance leader Carl Goerdeler, who would have been chancellor in the new government if the July 20 coup had succeeded.