The Holocaust

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  • Hitler announced Chancellor

    January 30th, 1933- Hitler is announced Chancellor of Germany
  • Nazis

    February 27th, 1933- The Reichstag Building was burned by the Nazis to create a crisis-like atmosphere.
  • Hitler

    August 2nd, 1934- Hindenburg dies and Hitler becomes Führer
  • Nuremberg Race Law

    September 15th, 1935- The Nuremberg Race Laws against Jews were passed.
  • Identity Cards

    July 23rd, 1938- Jews over the age of 15 are ordered to apply for identity cards from the police. They must show them whenever they are ordered to
  • Massive Killings

    January 1942- The massive killings of Jews begin to take place at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The bodies are buried in mass graves nearby. ( also no exact date, but month was January, and year was 1942).
  • Madison Square Garden

    March 1st, 1943- In New York, American Jews hold a mass rally at Madison Square Garden to try and pressure the U.S. government into helping the European Jews.
  • Mass Killings of Jews

    July 24th, 1944- Russian troops liberate the first concentration camp at Majdanek. Over 360,000 Jews had been murdered there.
  • Death March

    1945- Nazis begin to conduct the death marches of the concentration camps as the Allied Troops advance ( year was 1945, but no exact date found ).
  • Hitlers Suicide

    April 30th, 1945- Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin after the Allied forces reached Berlin.