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    The Holocaust

  • Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany

    Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany
  • First Concentration Camp

    First Concentration Camp
    Dachau opens to imprison political prisoners.
  • Nazi begin bans

    Nazi begin bans
    Jews, Communists, and other "undesirables" are banned from civil services.
  • Nuremberg Race Laws

    Nuremberg Race Laws
    Jews were deprived of citizenship, banned from voting, marriage, and other civil rights.
  • World War II begins

    World War II begins
    Germany invades Poland. Britain and France declare war on Germany on Sept. 3
  • Ethanasia Project begins

    Ethanasia Project begins
    Nazi begin euthanasia of patients with mental illness, hereditary diseases, and disabilities. Ghettos are created in Poland to isolate Jewish populations.
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Auschwitz Concentration Camp
    Auschwitz is opened in Poland.
  • Einsatzgruppen

    Mobile killing squads begin murdering hundreds of thousands Jews
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Hitler kills himself after Auschwitz and other concentration camps are liberated
  • War in Europe ends

    War in Europe ends
    Germany surrenders. World War II ends in August the same year.