Holocaust Timeline

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    Holocaust Timeline

  • Chancellor Of Germany

    Chancellor Of Germany
    Hitler is appointed to be the Chancellor of Germany by the President Paul Von Hindenburg.
  • First Concentration Camp

    First Concentration Camp
    The SS open the first concentration camp in Dachau outside of munich.
  • Undesirables Sent To Camps

    Undesirables Sent To Camps
    Alcoholic, homeless, and unemployed people were sent to concentration camps. People tried incredibly to have employment papers so they wouldn't be taken away.
  • Jewish Persecution

    Jewish Persecution
    On this date Jewish people were prohibited to have health insurance.
  • Nuremberg Laws Set Into Place

    Nuremberg Laws Set Into Place
    The Nuremberg Laws took away Jewish rights, such as :
    Jews could no longer be German citizens
    Jews cannot marry non-Jews
    Jews cannot have sexual relations with non-Jews
  • Protocol Signed Between Germany and Italy

    Protocol Signed Between Germany and Italy
    A secret protocol is signed between Italy and Germany outlining common policies in the area of foreign affairs. This is the first step to the formation of 'Axis'. This made sure Hitler did not have to worry about Mussolini anymore.
  • Hitler Shows Off Army

    Hitler Shows Off Army
    Hitler shows off his Navy and Air Force to Mussolini. Mussolini returns to Italy knowing that having Germany as an ally is the right thing.
  • Austrian Jews Persecuted

    Austrian Jews Persecuted
    Jews in Austria were persecuted and victimized.
  • Kristallnacht

    Approximately 100 Jews murdered, 20,000 Austrian and German Jews arrested and sent to camps. Hundreds of synagogues burned, and the windows of all Jewish shops were smashed.
  • Jews Fined

    Jews Fined
    Jews were forced to pay one billion marks for the damage caused by Kristallnacht.
  • Czech and Austrian Jews Deported

    Czech and Austrian Jews Deported
    Jews living in Austria and Czechoslovakia were deported to Poland.
  • Yellow Star Introduction

    Yellow Star Introduction
    Jews in Poland were forced to wear a yellow star on their clothing to be easier to identify.
  • Auschwitz

    A new concentration and death camp opens, Auschwitz. Many European Jews deported here around this time.
  • Warsaw Ghetto

    Warsaw Ghetto
    The Warsaw Ghetto was sealed off with around 400,000 Jews living inside the crowded ghetto.
  • Einsatzgruppen

    Killing squads began rounding up and killing Jews in Russia. 33,000 Jews are murdered in two days at Babi Yar near Kiev.
  • Final Solution

    Final Solution
    Reinhard Heydrich chosen to commence the Final Solution.
  • First 'Death Camp'

    First 'Death Camp'
    On this date the first actual 'death camp' was opened at Chelmno.
  • Mass-Gassings

    During this month, the Nazis began putting hundreds of Jews into chambers and locking them in, and then releasing Zyklon B, a toxic gas when combined with oxygen when released, leaving Jews to suffocate and die in mass quantities, making the killing more efficient and less demoralizing than shooting them all in the head.
  • All European Jews Rounded Up

    All European Jews Rounded Up
    Jews from all around Europe were brought to death camps.
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    Nazis were given the order to remove the rest of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto and deport them to Treblinka. News leaked to the remaining Jews that there were mass killings of their people so they decided they have nothing to lose and fought against the Nazis for a month until they shot them or sent them to camps.
  • 'Death Camps' Closed

    'Death Camps' Closed
    Russians were advancing from the East, so the Nazis started closing death camps and destroying evidence of their existence.
  • Auschwitz Gas Chambers Used For Last Time

    Auschwitz Gas Chambers Used For Last Time
    The gas chambers in Auschwitz were used for the last time with the Jews before closing the camp.
  • Death Marches

    Death Marches
    Many camps that weren't closed already were shut down and the Nazis destroy as much evidence as possible. Jews who survived were brought on 'death marches'.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Hitler realizing his inevitable defeat, commits suicide.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Germany surrenders for good and the war in Europe is over.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Surviving Nazi leaders were put on trial for their mass murders and all crimes they have committed against not just Europe, but the world.
  • International Military Tribunal

    International Military Tribunal
    The International Military Tribunal sentences Nazi war criminals; Eighteen are convicted, three are acquitted, eleven of the defendants are sentenced to death.