Holocaust Timeline

  • Hitler Speech

    Hitler in Reichstag speech: if war erupts it will mean the Vernichtung (extermination) of European Jews.
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    Holocaust Timespan

  • German Occupancy

    Germans occupy Czechoslovakia.
  • WW2 Begins

    Beginning of World War II: Germany invades Poland. In the following weeks, 16.336 civilians are murdered by the Nazies in 714 localities. At least 5,000 victims were Jews.
  • Germans Invade Denmark

    Germans occupy Denmark and southern Norway.
  • Germany Invades France

    Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.
  • Germany Takes Frances

    France surrenders.
  • Anti Jewishs Riots Begin

    Anti-Jewish riots in Romania, hundreds of Jews butchered.
  • Germans attack Greece and Yugoslavia

    Germany attacks Yugoslavia and Greece; occupation follows
  • Germany vs. Russia

    Germany invades the Soviet Union.
  • Jewish Extermination

    Extermination begins in Belzec; by end of 1942 600,000 Jews murdered.
  • More Jewish Exterminations

    Extermination by gas begins in Sobibor killing center; by October 1943, 250,000 Jews murdered.
  • Deportation

    Deportation of Jews from Germany, Greece and Norway to killing centers; Jewish partisan movement organized in forests near Lublin.
  • German 6th Army Surrenders

    German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad
  • Warsaw Ghetto Revolts

    Warsaw Ghetto revolt begins as Germans attempt to liquidate 70,000 inhabitants; Jewish underground fights Nazis until early June
  • Jewish Rebellion Rises

    Armed resistance by Jews in Bedzin, Bialystok, Czestochowa, Lvov, and Tarnow ghettos
  • Germany vs. Hungary

    Germany occupies Hungary.
  • D-Day

    D-Day: Allied invasion at Normandy.
  • Assassination Attempt

    Group of German officers attempt to assassinate Hitler.
  • Germany Defeted

    V-E Day: Germany surrenders; end of Third Reich
  • Hitler Suicides

    Hitler commits suicide, liberation of Ravensbruck.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    Bombing of Hiroshima
  • Bombing of Nagasaki

    Bombing of Nagasaki
  • Japan Defeted

    Japan surrenders; end of World War II