By caco214
  • Hitler Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany
  • First concentration camp opened

    The first concentration camp was opened at Dachau in Germany
  • Jewish shops boycotted

    Germans were told not to buy from Jewish shops or businesses
  • Undesirables' sent to camps

    Homeless, alcoholic and unemployed people were sent to concentration camps
  • Jewish persecution

    An order was issued which prohibited Jewish people from having health insurance
  • Nuremberg Laws

    The Nuremberg Laws were introduced. These laws were designed to take away Jewish rights of citizenship and included orders that: Jews are no longer allowed to be German citizens.Jews cannot marry non-Jews.Jews cannot have sexual relations with non-Jews.
  • Austrian Jews persecuted

    Following Anschluss which joined Germany and Austria, Jews in Austria were persecuted and victimised.
  • Munich synagogue destroyed

    The Jewish synagogue in Munich was destroyed
  • Jewish passports stamped with 'J'

    The passports of all Austrian and German Jews had to be stamped with a large red letter 'J'
  • Kristallnacht

    A night of extreme violence.Approximately 100 Jews were murdered,20,000 German and Austrian Jews arrested and sent to camps, Hundreds of synagogues burned, and theWindows of Jewish shops all over Germany and Austria smashed.
  • Jews fined

    Jews were made to pay one billion marks for the damage caused by Kristallnacht.
  • Jewish children expelled from schools

    An order was issued that stated that Jewish children should not be allowed to attend non-Jewish German schools
  • Austrian and Czech Jews deported

    Jews living in Austria and Czechoslovakia were sent to Poland
  • Yellow Star introduced

    Jews in Poland were forced to sew a yellow star onto their clothes so that they could be easily identified.
  • European Jews persecuted

    Jews in German occupied countries were persecuted by the Nazis and many were sent to concentration camps.
  • Auschwitz

    A new concentration camp, Auschwitz, opened
  • Warsaw Ghetto

    The Warsaw Ghetto was sealed off. There were around 400,000 Jewish people inside
  • Einsatzgruppen

    The Einsatzgruppen (killing squads) began rounding up and murdering Jews in Russia. 33,000 Jews are murdered in two days at Babi Yar near Kiev.
  • 'Final Solution'

    Reinhard Heydrich chosen to implement ‘Final Solution’
  • First 'Death Camp'

    The first 'Death Camp' was opened at Chelmno.
  • Mass-gassing

    Mass-gassing of Jews began at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • European Jews gassed

    Jews from all over occupied Europe were sent to 'Death Camps'
  • Gypsies sent to camps

    An order was issued for gypsies to be sent to concentration camps.
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    An order was issued to empty the Warsaw Ghetto and deport the inmates to Treblinka. Following the deportation of some Warsaw Jews, news leaked back to those remaining in the Ghetto of mass killings.A group of about 750 mainly young people decided that they had nothing to lose by resisting deportation. Using weapons smuggled into the Ghetto they fired on German troops who tried to round up inmates for deportation.They held out for nearly a month before they were taken by the Nazis and shot o
  • 'Death Camps' closed

    With the Russians advancing from the East, many 'Death Camps' were closed and evidence destroyed.
  • Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz

    440,000 Hungarian Jews were transported to Auschwitz
  • Auschwitz

    The gas chambers at Auschwitz were used for the last time
  • Death Marches'

    Many remaining camps were closed and evidence of their existence destroyed. Those who had survived the camps so far were taken on forced 'Death Marches'.
  • Hitler committed suicide

    Faced with impending defeat, Hitler committed suicide
  • German surrender

    Germany surrendered and the war in Europe was over
  • Nuremberg war trial began

    Surviving Nazi leaders were put on trial at Nuremberg