holocaust timeline

Timeline created by MEHO
In History
  • Anti-Jewish Boycott

    Less that three months after coming into power in Germany, the Nazi leadership stages an economic Boycott. They targeted Jewish owned businesses. They also targeted Jewish owned businesses and offices of Jewish professionals.
  • Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service

    The German government issues the law for the restoration of the Professional Civil Service, which excludes Jews and other political opponents of Nazis from all civil service positions.
  • Nazis release a non-ayran decree

    Anyone issued from a non-ayran especially Jewish parents or grand parents. One parent or grandparent classifies the descendant as non-Aryan especially if one parent or grandparent was of the Jewish faith.
  • Gestapo is born

    Gestapo an official secret police officer is born in Germany.
  • The burning of the books

    An event unseen since the Middle Ages occurs as German students from universities formerly regarded as among the finest in the world gather in Berlin and other German cities to burn books with "unGerman" ideas. Books by Freud Einstein Thomas Mann Jack London H.G. Wells and many others go up in flames as they give the Nazi salute.
  • Nazi party only legal party in Germany

    On July 14, 1933 in Germany German is declared the only party.
  • Jews cannot own land

    Jewish citizens are prohibited from owning land in Nazi Germany.
  • New concentration camp laws

    Nazis pass a Law against Habitual and Dangerous Criminals, which allows beggars, the homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps.
  • The night of long knives

    The four million brown shirted Nazi storm troopers, the Sturmabteilung, included many members who actually believed in the 'socialism' of National Socialism and also wanted to become a true revolutionary army in place of the regular German Army.
  • German President von Hindenburg dies

    By the summer of 1934, the elderly German President, Paul von Hindenburg, lay close to death at his country estate in East Prussia. He had been in failing health for several months, thus giving Adolf Hitler and the Nazis ample opportunity to make plans to capitalize on his demise.