Giselle's World War 2 Timeline

By gramos
  • Kristallnacht

    These were incidents where Nazi thugs throughout Germany and Austria destroyed Jewish stores, houses, and synagogues.The word translates to "Night of the Broken Glass"refering to the broken windows of Jewish shops.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Where Nazi officials met to develop a plan to the "final solution to the Jewish question" where that lead to the construction of concentration camps.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Where Germany began a campaign at firebombing the Soviet army and the Soviets took advantage of the harsh winter conditions and finally forced Germany to surrender.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Where Churchill and Roosevelt met to map out a strategy for the rest of the war and agreed to maintain the approach of dealing with Europe first.
  • Italy declared war on Germany

    As Mussolini was overthrown, Allied troops threatened to overrun the South and take Rome, so Italy's new government surrendered and they declared war on Germany.
  • Operation Overload

    Code-named invasion designed by George Marshall and commanded by General Eisenhower.
  • Anzio Invasion

    An invasion to make the Axis powers and specifically the Germans. A surprise attack on the Germans. Leasing to their downfall.
  • Liberation of Paris

    An uprising started by the French Resistance freed the city from German control, and a French division of the U.S First Army officially liberated Paris.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    A battle where Hitler's reinforcements pushed the U.S First Army back, and thus forming a bulge in the Allied Line.
  • Yalta Conference

    Where Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill met to gather final plan to defeat Germany and to decide the shape of the postwar world.
  • V-E DAY

    Hitler commits suicide and Germany surrenders, and civilians rejoiced for Victory in Europe Day.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Composed of members from United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union, and France. From these trials 12 of the 24 Nazi defendants were sentenced to death.