Timeline of the Holocaust

Timeline created by spicer01
  • Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany, the Holocaust begins.

    Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany, the Holocaust begins.
  • Adolf Hitler is granted emergency powers as a result of the burning of the Reichstag building.

    Adolf Hitler is granted emergency powers as a result of the burning of the Reichstag building.
  • The Nazi’s open the first concentration camp, it is called Dachau.

  • The Gestapo is created.

    The Gestapo is created.
  • The Nazi’s start passing a series of laws and bans prohibiting Jews German citizenship, owning land, being newspaper editors, and more.

  • The Nuremberg Race Laws against the Jews are passed.

  • Nazi’s storm, raid and burn Jewish homes and business, this becomes known as Kristallnacht, or The Night of Broken Glass.

    Nazi’s storm, raid and burn Jewish homes and business, this becomes known as Kristallnacht, or The Night of Broken Glass.
  • The Nazi’s invade Poland, it’s the start of WW2.

    The Nazi’s invade Poland, it’s the start of WW2.
  • The town of Oswiecim, Poland, is chosen as the site for the infamous concentration camp Auschwitz.

  • The invasion of Normandy, code named Operation Overlord, or D-Day, takes place.

    The invasion of Normandy, code named Operation Overlord, or D-Day, takes place.
  • Last use of the Auschwitz gas chambers.

  • Nazi’s conduct death marches on concentration camp prisoners as the Allied Powers get closer.

    Nazi’s conduct death marches on concentration camp prisoners as the Allied Powers get closer.
  • Hitler commits suicide.

  • Germany officially surrenders and the Holocaust ends.

    Germany officially surrenders and the Holocaust ends.
  • Japan surrenders, this becomes known as V-J Day, or Victory over Japan day.

    Japan surrenders, this becomes known as V-J Day, or Victory over Japan day.
  • The Nuremberg Trials begin

    The Nuremberg Trials begin
  • The Nuremberg Trials end.

  • Adolf Eichmann is captured in Argentina by the MOSSAD (Israeli Secret Service).

  • Adolf Eichmann is hanged.