Holocaust Timeline

  • Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.

    Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.
    Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.
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  • The German government takes away freedom of speech, assembly, press, and freedom from invasion of privacy and from house search without warrant.

    The German government takes away freedom of speech, assembly, press, and freedom from invasion of privacy and from house search without warrant.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated President of the United States.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated President of the United States.
  • The first concentration camp is established in Nazi Germany at Dachau. The first prisoners are political opponents.

    The first concentration camp is established in Nazi Germany at Dachau. The first prisoners are political opponents.
  • A nationwide boycott of Jewish-owned businesses in Germany is carried out under Nazi leadership.

    A nationwide boycott of Jewish-owned businesses in Germany is carried out under Nazi leadership.
  • Jews are barred from government service; Jewish civil servants, including University professors and school teachers, are fired from their positions.

    Jews are barred from government service; Jewish civil servants, including University professors and school teachers, are fired from their positions.
  • The law against "overcrowding in German schools and universities" is adopted, restricting the number of Jewish children allowed to attend. Children of war veterans and those with one non-Jewish parent are initially exempted.

    The law against "overcrowding in German schools and universities" is adopted, restricting the number of Jewish children allowed to attend. Children of war veterans and those with one non-Jewish parent are initially exempted.
  • Books by Jews and opponents of Nazism are burned publicly.

    	 Books by Jews and opponents of Nazism are burned publicly.
  • Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-Germans, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."

    Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-Germans, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."
  • Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.

    Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
  • In all German schools it is officially taught that "non-Aryans" are racially inferior. Jewish children are prohibited from participating in "Aryan" sports clubs, school orchestras, and other extracurricular activities. Jewish children are banned from play

    In all German schools it is officially taught that "non-Aryans" are racially inferior. Jewish children are prohibited from participating in "Aryan" sports clubs, school orchestras, and other extracurricular activities. Jewish children are banned from play
  • Adolph Hitler declares himself president and chancellor of the Third Reich after the death of Paul von Hindenburg.

    	 Adolph Hitler declares himself president and chancellor of the Third Reich after the death of Paul von Hindenburg.
  • First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany, continuing into November.

    	 First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany, continuing into November.
  • The Saar region is annexed by Germany.

    	 The Saar region is annexed by Germany.
  • Hitler violates the Versailles Treaty by renewing the compulsory military draft.

    Hitler violates the Versailles Treaty by renewing the compulsory military draft.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.

    Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.

    Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.
  • Jews are prohibited from serving in the German armed forces.

    Jews are prohibited from serving in the German armed forces.
  • The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship.

    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship.
  • Jewish doctors are no longer permitted to practice in government institutions in Germany.

    Jewish doctors are no longer permitted to practice in government institutions in Germany.
  • Hitler's army invades the Rhineland.

    	 Hitler's army invades the Rhineland.