Today in World War II History—January 20, 1942
80 Years Ago—Jan. 20, 1942: At the Wannsee Conference, Nazis under SS security chief Reinhard Heydrich plan the “Final Solution” to the “Jewish Problem.”
Japanese launch main attack into southern Burma from Thailand.
In Paris, the novel Le Silence de la mer by Jean Bruller (pseudonym Vercors) is published, the first French underground book of the war and the first Éditions de Minuit publication (Midnight Editions).