At the Reich Chancellory, Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting with the War and Foreign Ministers plus the three service chiefs stating his plans for acquiring "living space" (Lebensraum) for the German people. He also orders them to make plans for war in the east no later than 1943 in order to acquire Lebensraum.
From June 30 to July 2, Hitler destroys his enemies, particularly within the SA. The most prominent: Ernst Roehm, leader of the SA; Gregor Strasser, leader of the working-class left of the Nazi party; & General Schleicher.
Hitler publicly announces that the German army would be expanded to 600 000 men (six times the number stipulated in the Treaty of Versailles), introduces an Air Force and increases the size of the Navy.