The Holocaust

  • Ghettos were created

    Ghetto's were created and enforced. Many of the Jews would hide to try to escape being put into these ghettos and if found they would either be killed or sent to the camps. The ghettos were crowded and not enough space to live for the amount of people that were crammed into these little homes.
  • Nazi party won a significant percentage of the votes in the election

    As the elections went on the Nazi party won most of the votes for the election, putting them in control. The propaganda techniques that they used were very pursuasive and to some people might have said they were in a way brainwashing.
  • Adolf Hitler, leader of the nazi party, was named chancelor of Germany

    Putiing the Nazi power in almost complete control. Adolf Hitler was named the chancelor, or the head of the government, of Germany. No one really knew what putting him in power would result in which they would later realize would not be good.
  • The Kelchstag building was burned

    During the midst of the election campaign, the Kelchstag builing was burned. A man named Marinus van der Lubbe was charged for the crime and claimed he acted alone. Although, many people thought the Nazi's were in charge of it. The blame was put on the Communists which gave more votes to the Nazi Party
  • Enabling Act was passed

    With the Enabling Act in action Hitler had even more power to do what he wanted. It gave him the legal power to be more of a dictator than he was before. With this they developed an even more powerful army.
  • Hitler controled Germany

    By the end of 1934 Hitler had absolute control over Germany. The Gestapo's had been given the power to arrest anyone they wanted. Concentration camps were built and were in full swing. The Nazi party clamied the Jews as corrupt.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    The Nuremberg Laws were passed to form the legal basis of the Jews exclusion from society. Restrictive policies towards the Jews were passed to make sure the Jews were known Jews to everyone in society.
  • Kristallnacht

    the Jewish attacks became violent. Kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass, occured and many synagogs and homes were burned shattering glass throughout the streets. 30,000 Jews were arested and sent to concentration camps on this night.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invaded Poland marking the start of World War II. Ghettos were then more enforced making many Jews out of their homes. The population of Poland was 10% Jewish which was about 3 million people. Putting them into the Ghettos then made it easier for the Nazi's to deport them into concentration camps.
  • Germany attacks the Soviet Union

    Germany attacked the Soviet Union and began "the final solution." Killing units were used to mass murder Jews. and estimated 1.3 million Jews had been killed by the killing machiens by the end of 1942. People would be lined up and shot at. They were then buried into mass graves, some alive and some dead.
  • Europe was sealed

    Europe was sealed to most legal emigration which ultimately trapped the jews inside the country. They would be forced out of their homes and into ghettos with limited living space and potentially seperated from their families.
  • Wannsee Conference

    The Wannsee Conference was held which marked the beginning of the full-scale extermination of all Jews. Several top officials met to orgainize the army and Nazi troops to kill off all of the Jews. It laid the foundation for the mass killing of the Jews. All of the things discussed at the meeting began the second the meeting ended.
  • The Nazis had 6 concentration camps in Poland

    By the spring of 1942 the Nazis had created 6 death camps in Poland. They were Chelmo, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Maidanek, and Auschwitz. They were all located near railroad tracks so that the Jews could be easily transported. There were many different types of camps such as labor camps, transit camps, concentration camps, and death camps. Some of them had combined all of those things into one but they were all very brutal.
  • Some of the camps are liberated

    The first of the concentration camps, Maidanek, was liberated by Soviet Forces in July of 1944. Then Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945 also by the Soviets. Bergen-Belson was liberated in April of 1945 by the British. And Dachau was liberated by the Americans in April of 1945.
  • The last Death Camp is closed

    The last death camp was closed and the Jews were all within American, British, and Soviet zones. They were not placed back into their homes as it brought back too many memories. They were kept within these zones until emmigration to America, Palestine, South America, and Israel.