Holocaust Timeline

  • Beginning of World War II

    Beginning of World War II
    Nazi Germany began World War II by attacking Poland.
  • Mass shootings

    Mass shootings
    After invading the Soviet Union in June 1941, Germans began to carry out mass shooting against Jew in the local areas.
  • Killing centers

    Killing centers
    The Nazis began build killing centers in the German occupied parts of Poland. Nazis operated five killing centers Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, and Auschwitz-Brikenau. Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka being created in 1942 while Auschwitz-Brikenau was constructed in 1943 also being the largest.
  • Liquidation in the ghettos

    Liquidation in the ghettos
    Liquidation was the process which Germans and their allies all collectively killed Jew living in the ghettos. This was one part of the Final solution beginning in June 1941. Ghettos were also deliberately place near killing centers
  • End of the holocausts

    End of the holocausts
    The holocaust ended in May 1945 when Major powers defeated Nazi Germany in ww2