The Road to WW2 and the Holocaust

By ECosme
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    The Weimar comes to an End

    Weimar Republic ends
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact is Signed

    Kellogg-Briand Pact is Signed
    The Kellogg- Briand Pact is signed. This is an agreement which states promisedto solve their foreign problems without using war.
  • Alfred Hugenberg becomes leader of DNVP

    Alfred Hugenberg becomes leader of DNVP
    Alfred Hugenberg becomes the chairman of the German National People's Party. Hugenberg steered the party towards more nationalism, by opposing the Republic
  • The Young Plan is Written

    The Young Plan is Written
    Led by Owen D. Young of America (on the right) a comittee wrote the Young Plan; the Young Plan was a plan that was to reduce the debt Germany faced after being forced to pay reperations after the first world war.
  • Wall Street Crashes

    Wall Street Crashes
    After a time of wealth, the roaring twenties, America experienced one of the first and worst times of their History. The Wall Street Crash was the beginning of a 10 year depression.
  • Freiheitsgesetz

    Freiheitsgesetz , or Liberty Law, was a law proposed by Alfred Huegnberg, and Adolf Hitler (pictured) that renounced all reperations Germany was to pay.
  • Germany Struggles

    Germany Struggles
    Reports say Germany's unemployment reaches 4 million
  • German Bank Crisis

    German Bank Crisis
    A German Bank Crisis resulting in most of the middle class, and lower class filing for bankruptcy
  • Paul von Hindenberg is re-elected

    Paul von Hindenberg is re-elected
    Although he did not want to run for re-election, Hindenberg ran and won the election. Within the next year he would go on to make world effecting decisions
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    It's Hitler's Time

    Germany begins to see new life under the rule of Adolf Hitler.
  • Hitler is Sworn in as Chancellor

    Hitler is Sworn in as Chancellor
    One of Hitlers first major accomplishments came when President Hindenberg appointed Adolf Hitler as the new chancellor.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn into Presidency

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn into Presidency
    Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. He began his presidency under tough condition, primarly the Great Depression. Where banks continued to close, F.D.R blamed this on the poor decisions of bankers/investers. He said, “We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace-business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionism, war profiteering."
  • Welcome to Nazi Germany

    Welcome to Nazi Germany
    Adolf Hitler forms the Third Reich, also known as Nazi Germany. This was authorized and signed by the current President Paul von Hindenberg.
  • Germany Boycotts Jewish Stores

    Germany Boycotts Jewish Stores
    In one of the first acts against/ degrading the Jews. Germans begin to boycott going to Jewish stores. As pictured, Germans would stand in front of Jewish owned stores and boycott.
  • Formation of Gestapo

    Formation of Gestapo
    The Gestapo were the secret police of Germany.
  • Nazism: Here to Stay

    Nazism: Here to Stay
    One month after Adolf Hitler declares all other political parties other than Nazism outlawed; Germany officially decrees Nazism its sole political party
  • Germany and Poland at Agreement

    Germany and Poland at Agreement
    Germany and Poland sign a ten year non - aggression pact. This pact was to talk out problems rather than physically fight in war. Disputes occured between the two countries when they had disagreements on how the Treaty of Versailles had the territory set up.
  • Night of the Long Knives

    Night of the Long Knives
    In one of the most obscure parts in German history, over the corse of a week Germans began to kill political figures.
  • Death of a Leader

    Death of a Leader
    On August 2nd, 1934 Germany's president Paul von Hindenberg dies, leaving Germany leaderless.
  • Germans' Pick Hitler

    Germans' Pick Hitler
    After the death of von Hindenberg, the German people elected Hitler to become the new leader. He combined his chancellor roll and presidancy to become the "Füehrer". This bascially made Hitler and his Nazi power all rule in Germany.
  • America vows to remain Neutral

    America vows to remain Neutral
    On this day America signed the Neutrality Act. This act placed an embargo on trading weapons to any country involved in the war. This plan was set to be for the next six months
  • Nuremberg Laws Passed

    Nuremberg Laws Passed
    In Germany, the Nazi party passed the Nuremberg laws. These laws were anti-semetic, meaning they were intended to be hateful/cruel to the Jewish People
  • Rome-Berlin Axis

    Rome-Berlin Axis
    The Rome-Berlin Axis Agreement was basically an agreement linking the two Fascist countries (Italy and Germany).
  • Germany and Japan Join Forces

    Germany and Japan Join Forces
    Germany and Japan sign a pact, which makes the two allies.
  • Germany and Austria become One

    Germany and Austria become One
    Germany and Austria "unify". This occurs after Germany's annexation of Austria.
  • Germany takes Sudetenland

    Germany takes Sudetenland
    Germany annexes Sudetenland.
  • Jewish Children Get Kicked Out

    Jewish Children Get Kicked Out
    After months of the Jewish people being barred away from German life, the German make it worse by kicking Jewish children out of German schools.
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    Total War: World War 2

    A time of war...
  • Nazis Invade Poland: WW2 Begins

    Nazis Invade Poland: WW2 Begins
    The 2nd world war begins when Nazi Germany invades Poland
  • It's Official Let the War Begin

    It's Official Let the War Begin
    After a fail proposal by Mussolini, he wanted to hold a conference to discuss options, the United Kingdon, France, Australia, and New Zeland decalre war.
  • The Soviets Respond

    The Soviets Respond
    Sixteen days after the German invasion of Poland the Soviet Union gets involved with attack of their own against Poland, which was now occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • Germany Attacks France

    Germany Attacks France
    One of the most Successful attacks the Germans had was when they attacked France.
  • France Surrenders

    France Surrenders
    After days of battling the French army can take no more and the Germans take France.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    A war within the air of Britain. The German and British army fought through the air for months. A Battle that ended with Britain maitaining air supremecy.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    On one of the most horiffic days in American history, Japanese air forces bomber Pearl Harbor. An attack which caught the American by surprise ended up as a successful one for the Allies power.
  • Its Americas Problem Too

    Its Americas Problem Too
    On this day the United States officially entered World War II.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The American forces have a successful attack on Japan forces. This is a mjor battle because it allowed the U.S. to puch back Japan.
  • Italy Surrenders

    Italy Surrenders
    After U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily. The Allied troops take over Sicily forcing Italy to surrender.
  • D-Day

    After the Allies liberate Rome from Germany. The Allies attack the beaches of Normandy in a Battle that will change the war in their favor.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    After Allied forces kick out German forces in Paris, the German forces launch one of their final defensive attacks, however they find it hard to keep out Allies who pushed closer to Berlin
  • Beginning of the End: Hitler is Dead

    Beginning of the End: Hitler is Dead
    While Italian partisans were searching for Mussolini (they eventually find and execute him) The Russian troops pushed into Germans heart, Berlin. After Russians reached, Hitler knew his life has met its capacity and kills himself.
  • Victory in Europe Day

    Victory in Europe Day
    After the Germen surrender, the celebration for the allies begin.
  • It's All Over: V-J- Day

    It's All Over: V-J- Day
    After Russia had declared war on Japan, the U.S. decided to quickly end that war by dropping the Atomic Bomb, one in Hiroshima and another in Nagasaki. The Japanese forces surrenderd following the 2nd bombing.
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    Cleanup of WW2

    What to after the 2nd world war.
  • What Now?

    What Now?
    After World War 2, two important things were done. One, the Marshall plan which was to rebuil much of Europe and Japan. And Second, the United Nations being introduced, this is to prevent war problems