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Hitler's Reign of Terror

  • Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.

    Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.
    On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany. He immediately sent a powerful message of anti-Jew and anti-Communist feelings. He would remain chancellor until 1934.
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    Hitler enters power in Germany

  • First concentration camp established.

    First concentration camp established.
    Nazi Germany opens its first concentration camp at Dachau. Its prisoners are only political prisoners... for now.
  • Book burnings

    Book burnings
    Books by Jews and opponents of Nazism (Communists,Capitalists, etc.) are burned publicly.
  • Total control of Germany

    Total control of Germany
    Hitler appoints himself President-Chancellor of Germany and begins his regime by persecuting Jews.
  • No Jews allowed

    No Jews allowed
    Jews are slowly being phased out of Hitler's New Germany. Shown here, a Jew is caught trying to illegally escape from Germany.
  • The Nuremburg Laws

    The Nuremburg Laws
    The Nuremburg Laws took away citizenship from every Jew in Nazi-occupied Germany.
  • Invasion of Rhineland

    Invasion of Rhineland
    Hitler violates the Versailles Treaty even further by sending his army into the Rhineland area.
  • Olympic Games of 1936

    Olympic Games of 1936
    The Olympic Games are held in Berlin. All of the "No Jews" posters are removed until August 16.
  • Olympic Games of 1936

    Olympic Games of 1936
    The Olympic Games are held in Berlin. All of the "No Jews" posters are removed until August 16.
  • Camp number two

    Camp number two
    A concentration camp is opened named Buchenwald.
  • Germany annexes Austria

    Germany annexes Austria
    Germany brought Austria under its control in 1938.
  • Night of Broken Glass

    Night of Broken Glass
    On this infamous night, Hitler ordered that thousands of Jews and their property be desecrated and destroyed.
  • Non-Aggression Pact signed

    Non-Aggression Pact signed
    The Soviet-German Non-aggression pact was signed to prevent the Soviet Union from entering into conflict.
  • Beginning of the War

    Beginning of the War
    Germany invades Poland and World War II begins.
  • Star of David

    Star of David
    Germans force Jews in Poland to wear a yellow Star of David on their chests.
  • In the ghetto...

    In the ghetto...
    The Nazis establish the first Polish ghetto, this was known as the Warsaw ghetto.
  • European Invasions

    European Invasions
    Germany invades and defeats Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.
  • Auschwitz Terror

    Auschwitz Terror
    Nazi Germany opens what will be one of the most feared concentration camps at Auschwitz, Poland.
  • Hitler Grows Stronger

    Hitler Grows Stronger
    Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
  • The German army invades North Africa.

    The German army invades North Africa.
    The Nazis push as far south as North Africa, and immediately begin persecuting Jews.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan launches a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
  • Auschwitz Mass-Murders

    Auschwitz Mass-Murders
    All Jews in concentration camps in Nazi Germany are sent to Auschwitz.
  • D-Day

    On this day, the Allied forces invaded Normandy and won the battle.
  • Death marches

    Death marches
    Nazis send Jews on "death marches" to the Eastern Front.
  • Liberation of Auschwitz

    Liberation of Auschwitz
    The Soviet Army liberates Auschwitz.
  • The death of a tyrant

    The death of a tyrant
    Hitler commits suicide in the Fuhrerbunker on the Eastern front rather than being captured.
  • End of WWII

    End of WWII
    Soviet forces invade Berlin and capture it. Germany surrenders, and the war is now officially over.