The HolocaustIn 1935, Germany created the Nuremberg Laws, stripping Jews from having citizenship. Their business, houses, synagogues, and other property owned by them were destroyed in riots. All Jews were obligated to go to the ghettos and were forced to wear identifying labels with a Jewish symbol on them. In other words, antisemitism became law in Germany. In 1942, the nazis created the plan called "The Final Solution". They created the genocide, a systematic killing of Jewish people and culture.
D- DayThe day that changed all, and the course of history. The allied forces were finally ready to enter France and managed to do this after freeing Italy. On June 6 of 1944, U.S forces arrived in Normandy, France. On this day paratroopers and amphibious troops fought for the allied forces and managed to conquered Normandy. Many casualties occurred, but the invasion was successful. After this day, many victories happened in favor of the allied forces and finally, they had a chance of winning the war.
The A-BOMBJapan did not want to surrender, so the Allies considered a full-scale invasion. Also, scientists in the US finished the "Manhattan Project". A single atomic bomb could cost thousands of civilian lives, but President Truman saw it as a way to put a final end to the war and save countless American souls. He issued the Potsdam Declaration, but Japan decided to not surrender. After that, two atomic bombs were dropped in Japan. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing over 200,000 people and ending the war.
Explanatory VideosThe Holocaust:
A look at Auschwitz, one of the multiple camps that the Nazi forces created to keep Jews, and later on, kill them in a systematic way. 1:20 minutes long - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=449ZOWbUkf0 D- Day:
A look at the tactics that the Allied troops used to win their mission of conquering Normandy. 3:13 minutes long - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3P11ENBZyc The A-Bomb:
An explanation of project Manhattan. 3:33 minutes long - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIc3Hw6Nm0c