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World War II Timeline- Audrey Westlauer

  • Kristallnacht

    The "night of the broken glass" was a night that the Jews had to pay for the damages that the Nazi's caused to Jewish stores, houses, and synagogues.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    A meeting between Nazi officials to discover the best way of accomplishing genocide against Europe's population of Jews. It was said that during this meeting the "final solution to the Jewish question" was confronted.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Germans began a campaign of firebombing and shelling that lasted more than two months. The Soviets won the battle.
  • Casablanca Conference

    Casablanca Conference
    The first war conference between the Allied Powers. It took steps toward planning the allied strategy and the end of the war. The meeting was held between Roosevelt and Churchill.
  • Italy declares war on Germany

    Italy declares war on Germany
  • Anzio Invasion

    Anzio Invasion
    The Anzio invasion began when General Lucas recalled, one of the most complete surprises in history. It concluded with the fall of Rome on June fifth.
  • Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord
    Operation Overlord was the name given to the secret allied invasion of France scheduled for 1944.
  • Liberation of Paris

    Liberation of Paris
    An uprising stated by the French Resistance freed the city from German control. Around the same time, American soldiers crossed the Western border of Germany.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The German attack smashed into the U.S. First Army and pushed it back, forming a bulge in the Allied line. Despite this, many small units, cut off from the rest of the American army, fought gallantly against overwhelming odds.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    This conference is where the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin issued the Yalta Agreement, their "Declaration on Liberated Europe." The conference attempted to deal with the fate of postwar Europe, such as border agreements and such.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    The day on which the Allies formally announced the surrender of German forces in Europe.
  • Nuremburg Trials

    Nuremburg Trials
    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of criminal trials held in the Nuremberg, Germany after WWII. During the trials, the Allied forces hoped to bring the Nazis to justice.