Holocaust Timeline

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  • Hindenburg's death

    Hindenburg's death
    German President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler chancellor on January 30, 1933. His appointment paved the way to the Nazi dictatorship after Hindenburg’s death in August 1934.
  • WWll start

    WWll start
    On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany began World War II by attacking Poland.
  • Soviet union invaded

    Soviet union invaded
    Germany invaded the Soviet Union
  • Massacres starts

    Massacres starts
    the Germans had started massacring entire Jewish communities. These massacres were often conducted in broad daylight and in full view and earshot of local residents.
  • Last major ghetto is destroyed

    Last major ghetto is destroyed
    German SS and police completed the destruction of the last major ghetto, in Lodz.
  • Two ghettos were located

    Two ghettos were located
    Soviet forces liberated that part of Budapest in which the two ghettos were located and liberated the nearly 90,000 Jewish residents.
  • Arrow cross movement

    Arrow cross movement
    leaders of the fascist Arrow Cross movement seized power in a German-sponsored coup
  • The end of Hitler

    The end of Hitler
    The Holocaust ended in May 1945 when the major Allied Powers defeated Nazi Germany in World War II. As Allied forces moved across Europe in a series of offensives, they overran concentration camp