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Holocaust Timeline

  • Adolf Hitler is Chancellor

    Adolf Hitler is Chancellor
    Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany
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  • Dachau

    Dachau concentration camp opens.
  • Boycotting the Jews

    Boycotting the Jews
    A nation-wide boycott of Jewish businesses is ordered by the Nazi party. Nazi guards stand in front of Jewish-owned stores and discourage people from shopping there. People shopping at these stores were threatened and physically attacked.
  • Nuremburg Laws

    Nuremburg Laws
    German Jews are stripped of their citizenship
  • Austrian Jews Persecuted

    Austrian Jews Persecuted
  • 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.
  • No Public Schooling

    No Public Schooling
    Jews are not allowed to attend public schools and can only attend Jewish schools
  • WWII

    Germany invades Poland and WWII begins
  • Yellow Star Introduced

    Yellow Star Introduced
    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.
  • 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

    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 Eurpoean Jews Brought to Concentration Camps

    All Eurpoean Jews Brought to Concentration 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 Close

    Death Camps Close
    Russians were advancing from the East, so the Nazis started closing death camps and destroying evidence of their existence.
  • 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
    Relaizing his inevitable defeat, Hitler commits suicide.
  • Germany Surrenders

    Germany Surrenders
    Germany surrenders for good and WWII 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.