By BetBru
  • Nazi

    The Nazi Party wins 230 seats in German parliamentary elections, becoming the largest party represented.
  • Membership

    Nazi Party has more than one million members by August.
  • The Holocaust Began

    The Holocaust Began
    Adolf Hitler begins the Holocaust
  • Concentration Camp

    One of the first concentration camps was Dachau
  • Persecution Begins

    Persecution Begins
    The Nazis instigated their first action against German Jews by announcing a boycott of all Jewish-run businesses.
  • President

    Adolf Hitler declares himself president and chancellor of the Third Reich after the death of Paul von Hindenburg.
  • Arrests

    First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany.
  • Jews not welcome

    "No Jews" signs and notices are posted outside German towns and villages, and outside shops and restaurants.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    The Nuremberg Laws began to exclude Jews from public life.
  • Doctors

    Jewish doctors are no longer permitted to practice in government institutions in Germany.
  • Olympics

    The Olympic Games take place in Berlin. Anti-Jewish signs ("Jews Not Welcome") are removed until the Games are completed.
  • Excluding More Jews

    Further restrictions are imposed on the number of Jewish students that are allowed to attend German schools.
  • More Camps

    More Camps
    Buchenwald concentration camp opens.
  • I.D.

    The German government announces Jews must carry identification cards.
  • School Regulations

    All Jewish children are expelled from German schools and can attend only separate Jewish schools.
  • WWII

    The German army invades Poland and World War II begins.
  • Euthanasia

    Hitler extends powers to doctors to kill institutionalized mentally and physically disabled persons in the "euthanasia" program.
  • Germany Defeats

    The German army invades and defeats Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.
  • Warsaw

    The Warsaw ghetto is established.
  • School Regulations

    Gypsy and African-German children are expelled from public schools.
  • Labor Regulations

    Labor Regulations
    Romania passes law condemning adult Jews to forced labor.
  • School Regulations

    The German government closes all Jewish schools.
  • Death Camp

    Death Camp
    All Jews in concentration camps in Germany are sent to death camp at Auschwitz.
  • Rebels

    The inmates at Treblinka rebel.
  • Smuggle

    The Danish citizens smuggle most of the nation's Jews to neutral Sweden.
  • Gassing

    The Nazis begin deportation of Hungarian Jews. Over 430,000 Jews are sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau where most are gassed.
  • Assassination

    German officers fail and are caught in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.
  • Suicide

    Adolph Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlininstead of being caught by the advancing Soviet army.
  • End of War

    End of War
    Germany surrenders and war in Europe is ended.