Franklin D. Roosevelt is named President of The United States of America
Adolph Hitler declares himself president and chancellor of the Third Reich.
First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany.
Jews are prohibited from serving in the German armed forces.
The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship.
Jewish doctors are no longer permitted to practice in government institutions in Germany.
Hitler's army invades the Rhineland.
Buchenwald concentration camp opens.
Jews can obtain passports for travel outside of Germany only in special cases.
All Jewish children are expelled from German schools and can attend only separate Jewish schools.
Germany annexes Austria.
Jews are forced to turn in radios, cameras, and other electric objects to the police. Jews receive more restrictive ration coupons than other Germans. They do not receive coupons for meat, milk, etc. Jews also receive fewer and more limited clothing ratio
The first Polish ghetto is established.
Approximately 164,000 Polish Jews are concentrated and imprisoned in the Lódz ghetto which is established and sealed off from the outside world.
The Warsaw ghetto is closed off with approximately 500,000 inhabitants.
German Jews ordered into forced labor
3,600 Jews arrested in Paris.
German Jews are banned from using public transportation.
The mass killing of 170,000 Jews in the area of Bialystok.
Greek Jews are ordered into ghettos.
Beginning of Jewish family transports from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.
The last transport of Jews to be gassed, 2,000 from Theresienstadt, arrives at Auschwitz.
Nazis force 25,000 Jews to walk over 100 miles in rain and snow from Budapest to the Austrian border, followed by a second forced march of 50,000 persons, ending at Mauthausen
Russians liberate Budapest, freeing over 80,000 Jews.