World War 2

  • Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.

    Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.
  • German Government takes away freedom of speech, asembly, press, and freedom from invasion of privacy and from house search without warrant

    German Government takes away freedom of speech, asembly, press, and freedom from invasion of privacy and from house search without warrant
  • Franklin D. Rosevelt is inaugurated President of the United States.

    Franklin D. Rosevelt is inaugurated President of the United States.
  • The first concentration camp is established in Nazi Germany at Dachau. The first prosoners are political opponents.

    The first concentration camp is established in Nazi Germany at Dachau. The first prosoners are political opponents.
  • A nationwide boycott of Jewish -owned businesses in Germany is carried out under Nazi leadership.

    A nationwide boycott of Jewish -owned businesses in Germany is carried out under Nazi leadership.
  • Jews are barred form Government service; Jewish civil servants, including University professors and school teachers, are fired from their positions.

    Jews are barred form Government service; Jewish civil servants, including University professors and school teachers, are fired from their positions.
  • The law against "overcrowding in German schools and universities" is adopted, restricting the number of Jewish children allowed to attend. Childern of war vetrans and those with one non-jewish parent are initially exempted.

    The law against "overcrowding in German schools and universities" is adopted, restricting the number of Jewish children allowed to attend. Childern of war vetrans and those with one non-jewish parent are initially exempted.
  • Books by Jews and opponents of Nazism are burned publicly

    Books by Jews and opponents of Nazism are burned publicly
  • Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-German, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."

    Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-German, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."
  • Germany Withdraws from the League of Nations.

    Germany Withdraws from the League of Nations.
  • Adolph Hitler declares himself president and Chancellor of the Thi.rd Reich after the death of Paul von Hindenburg.

    Adolph Hitler declares himself president and Chancellor of the Thi.rd Reich after the death of Paul von Hindenburg.
  • First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany, continuing into November

    First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany, continuing into November
  • The Saar region is annexed by Germany.

    The Saar region is annexed by Germany.
  • Hitler violates teh Versailles Treaty by renewing the compulsory military draft.

    Hitler violates teh Versailles Treaty by renewing the compulsory military draft.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.

    Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.
  • "No Jews" signs and nitices are posted outside German towns and villages, and outside shops and rastaruants.

    "No Jews" signs and nitices are posted outside German towns and villages, and outside shops and rastaruants.
  • The Nuremberg Laws deprice German Jews of their citizenship

    The Nuremberg Laws deprice German Jews of their citizenship
  • Jewish doctors are no longer permitted to practice in government institutions in Germany.

    Jewish doctors are no longer permitted to practice in government institutions in Germany.
  • Hitler's army invades teh Rhineland

    Hitler's army invades teh Rhineland
  • The first German Gypsies are arrested and deported to Dachau concentration camp.

    The first German Gypsies are arrested and deported to Dachau concentration camp.
  • The Olympic Games take place in Berlin. Anti-Jewish signs (i.e., "Jews NotWelcome") are removed until the Games are completed

    The Olympic Games take place in Berlin. Anti-Jewish signs (i.e., "Jews NotWelcome") are removed until the Games are completed
  • The Ministry of Science and Education prohibits teaching by "non-Aryans" in public schools and bans private instrctions by Jewish teachers

    The Ministry of Science and Education prohibits teaching by "non-Aryans" in public schools and bans private instrctions by Jewish teachers
  • Further restrictions are imposd on teh number of Jewish students attending German schools.

    Further restrictions are imposd on teh number of Jewish students attending German schools.
  • Buchenwald concentration camp opens.

    Buchenwald concentration camp opens.
  • Jews can obtain passports for travel outside of Germany only in special cases.

    Jews can obtain passports for travel outside of Germany only in special cases.
  • Germany annexes Austria.

    Germany annexes Austria.
  • The German Government passes a decree requiring the registration of allGypsies without a fixed adress living in Austria.

    The German Government passes a decree requiring the registration of allGypsies without a fixed adress living in Austria.
  • Representatives from thirty-two countries meet at Evian, France, to discuss refugee policies. Most of the countries refuse to let in more Jewish refugees.

    Representatives from thirty-two countries meet at Evian, France, to discuss refugee policies. Most of the countries refuse to let in more Jewish refugees.
  • The German Government announces Jews Must carry identification cards.

    The German Government announces Jews Must carry identification cards.
  • An attempt is made by Herschel rynzpan to assassinate a German diplomat in Paris.

    An attempt is made by Herschel rynzpan to assassinate a German diplomat in Paris.
  • Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"): Nazi organized nation-wide pogroms result in the burning of hundreds of synagogues; the looting and destruction of many Jewish homes, schools, and community offices; vandalism; and the looting of 7,500 Jewish store

    Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"): Nazi organized nation-wide pogroms result in the burning of hundreds of synagogues; the looting and destruction of many Jewish homes, schools, and community offices; vandalism; and the looting of 7,500 Jewish store
  • German Jew are ordered to pay one billion Reichmarks in peparations for damages of Kristallinacht.

    German Jew are ordered to pay one billion Reichmarks in peparations for damages of Kristallinacht.
  • All Jewish children are expelled from German schools and can attend only separate Jewish schools.

    All Jewish children are expelled from German schools and can attend only separate Jewish schools.
  • Decrees bad Jews from public streets on certain days; Jews are forbidden drivers' licenses and car registrations.

    Decrees bad Jews from public streets on certain days; Jews are forbidden drivers' licenses and car registrations.
  • Jews must seel their buisnesses and real estate and hand over their securities and jewelry to the government at artifically low prices.

    Jews must seel their buisnesses and real estate and hand over their securities and jewelry to the government at artifically low prices.
  • Jews may no longer attend universities as teachers and/or students.

    Jews may no longer attend universities as teachers and/or students.
  • Germany invades and occupies Czechoslovakia.

    Germany invades and occupies Czechoslovakia.
  • Cuba and the United States refuse to accept Jewish refugees aboard the ship S.S. St. Louis, which is forced to return to Europe.

    Cuba and the United States refuse to accept Jewish refugees aboard the ship S.S. St. Louis, which is forced to return to Europe.
  • Two-thousand Gypsy males above the age of 16 are arrested in Burgenland Province (formerly Austria) and sent to Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps; 1,000 Gypsy girls and women above the age of 15 are arrested and sent to the Ravensbruck concentrati

    Two-thousand Gypsy males above the age of 16 are arrested in Burgenland Province (formerly Austria) and sent to Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps; 1,000 Gypsy girls and women above the age of 15 are arrested and sent to the Ravensbruck concentrati
  • Soviet-German Non-agression Pact signed.

    Soviet-German Non-agression Pact signed.
  • The German army invades Poland and World War II begins.

    The German army invades Poland and World War II begins.
  • Jews are forced to turn in radios, cameras, and other electric objects to the police. Jews receive more restrictive ration coupons than other Germans. They do not receive coupons for meat, milk, etc. Jews also receive fewer and more limited clothing ratio

  • Hitler extends powers to doctors to kill institutionalized mentally and physically disabled persons in the "euthanasia" program.

  • Germans force Jews in Poland to wear a yellow Star of David on their chests or a blue-and-white Star of David armband

    Germans force Jews in Poland to wear a yellow Star of David on their chests or a blue-and-white Star of David armband
  • The first Polish ghetto is established.

    The first Polish ghetto is established.
  • The German army invades and defeats Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.

    The German army invades and defeats Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.
  • Approximately 164,000 Polish Jews are concentrated and imprisoned in the Lódz ghetto which is established and sealed off from the outside world.

    Approximately 164,000 Polish Jews are concentrated and imprisoned in the Lódz ghetto which is established and sealed off from the outside world.
  • A concentration camp is established at Auschwitz, Poland.

    A concentration camp is established at Auschwitz, Poland.
  • Anti-Jewish laws are passed by France's Vichy Government.

  • The Warsaw ghetto is established.

    The Warsaw ghetto is established.
  • The Warsaw ghetto is closed off with approximately 500,000 inhabitants.

    The Warsaw ghetto is closed off with approximately 500,000 inhabitants.
  • Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.

    Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
  • The German army invades the Soviet Union. The Einsatzgruppen, mobile killing squads, begin the mass murder of Jews, Gypsies, and Communist leaders.

    The German army invades the Soviet Union. The Einsatzgruppen, mobile killing squads, begin the mass murder of Jews, Gypsies, and Communist leaders.
  • Gypsy and African-German children are expelled from public schools

    Gypsy and African-German children are expelled from public schools
  • The German army invades North Africa.

    The German army invades North Africa.
  • The German army invades Yugoslavia and Greece

    The German army invades Yugoslavia and Greece
  • Romania passes law condemning adult Jews to forced labor.

    Romania passes law condemning adult Jews to forced labor.
  • The French Vichy goernment revokes civil rights of French Jews in North Africa.

    The French Vichy goernment revokes civil rights of French Jews in North Africa.
  • German Jews above teh age of six are forced to wear a yellow Star of David sewed on teh left side of their colthes with teh word "Jude" prnted in black.

    German Jews above teh age of six are forced to wear a yellow Star of David sewed on teh left side of their colthes with teh word "Jude" prnted in black.
  • Soviet prisoners of war and Polish prisoners are killed in Nazi test of gas chambers at Auschwitz in occupied Poland.

    Soviet prisoners of war and Polish prisoners are killed in Nazi test of gas chambers at Auschwitz in occupied Poland.
  • Nearly 34000 Jews are murdered by mobile killing squads at Babi Yar, near Kiev in the Ukraine.

    Nearly 34000 Jews are murdered by mobile killing squads at Babi Yar, near Kiev in the Ukraine.
  • Construction begins on Birkenau, an addition to the Auschwitz camp. Birkenau includes a killing center which begins operations in early 1942

    Construction begins on Birkenau, an addition to the Auschwitz camp. Birkenau includes a killing center which begins operations in early 1942
  • First group of German and Austrian Jews are deported to ghettos in eastern Europe.

    First group of German and Austrian Jews are deported to ghettos in eastern Europe.
  • Five thousand Gypsies are deported from labor and internment camps in Austria to the Lódz ghetto in Poland.

    Five thousand Gypsies are deported from labor and internment camps in Austria to the Lódz ghetto in Poland.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.
  • The Chelmno death camp opens near Lódz, Poland and the first gassing of victims in mobile gas vans occurs.

    The Chelmno death camp opens near Lódz, Poland and the first gassing of victims in mobile gas vans occurs.
  • Germany declares war on the United States.

    Germany declares war on the United States.
  • Five thousand Austrian Gypsies from the Lódz ghetto are deported to the killing center at Chelmno where they are all killed in mobile gas vans.

    Five thousand Austrian Gypsies from the Lódz ghetto are deported to the killing center at Chelmno where they are all killed in mobile gas vans.
  • Period: to

    Nazi "extermination camps located in occupied Poland at Auxshwitz, Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, and Majdanek-Lublin begins mass murder of Jews in gas chambers.

  • Jews in teh Lódz ghetto are deported to teh killing center at Chelmno.

    Jews in teh Lódz ghetto are deported to teh killing center at Chelmno.
  • Fifteen Nazi and government leaders meet at wannsee, a section of Berlin, to discus the "final solution the the Jewish question."

    Fifteen Nazi and government leaders meet at wannsee, a section of Berlin, to discus the "final solution the the Jewish question."
  • Approximately ten thousand Jews, who arrived in the Lódz ghetto some six months earlier from Germany, Luxembourg, Vienna, and Prague, are deported to Chlemno. Their baggage is confiscated before they board the train.

    Approximately ten thousand Jews, who arrived in the Lódz ghetto some six months earlier from Germany, Luxembourg, Vienna, and Prague, are deported to Chlemno. Their baggage is confiscated before they board the train.
  • The German Government closes all Jewish schools.

    The German Government closes all Jewish schools.
  • Treblinka death camp opens.

    Treblinka death camp opens.
  • Jews in France and teh Netherlands are required to wear identifying Stars of David.

    Jews in France and teh Netherlands are required to wear identifying Stars of David.
  • Jewish fighting organiztion established in teh Warsaw ghetto.

    Jewish fighting organiztion established in teh Warsaw ghetto.
  • Approximately fifteen thousand Jews in teh Lódz ghetto are deported to Chelmno, mostly children under ten and individuals over sixty-five, but also others who are too weak or ill to wkr. By September 16, approximately fifty-five thousand Jews have been de

    Approximately fifteen thousand Jews in teh Lódz ghetto are deported to Chelmno, mostly children under ten and individuals over sixty-five, but also others who are too weak or ill to wkr. By September 16, approximately fifty-five thousand Jews have been de
  • All Jews in concentration camps in Germany are sent to death camp at Auschwitz.

    All Jews in concentration camps in Germany are sent to death camp at Auschwitz.
  • A special internment camp for non-jewish Polish youth is opened in Lódz.

    A special internment camp for non-jewish Polish youth is opened in Lódz.
  • All Gypsies in Germany and NAzi occupied countries, with few exceptions, are arrested and depoted to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

    All Gypsies in Germany and NAzi occupied countries, with few exceptions, are arrested and depoted to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • 16 Jews in teh Warsaw ghetto initiate resistance to deportation by the Germans to the death camps.

    16 Jews in teh Warsaw ghetto initiate resistance to deportation by the Germans to the death camps.
  • The Nazis order all of the ghettos in Poland and teh Soviet Union destroyed.

    The Nazis order all of the ghettos in Poland and teh Soviet Union destroyed.
  • The inmates at Treblinka rebel.

    The inmates at Treblinka rebel.
  • The inmates at Sobibor initiate an armed rebellion

    The inmates at Sobibor initiate an armed rebellion
  • The War Refugee Board is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    The War Refugee Board is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • The German Army invades Hungary

    The German Army invades Hungary
  • The Nazis begin deportation of Hungarian Jews. Over 430,000 Jews are sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau where most are gassed

    The Nazis begin deportation of Hungarian Jews. Over 430,000 Jews are sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau where most are gassed
  • The Allied Powers Invade Normany

    The Allied Powers Invade Normany
  • 7,196 Jews are deported from the Lódz ghetto to Chelmno where they are killed.

    7,196 Jews are deported from the Lódz ghetto to Chelmno where they are killed.
  • German officers fail and are caught in an attempt to assassinate Hitler

    German officers fail and are caught in an attempt to assassinate Hitler
  • The Soviet Army liberates teh Majdanek death camp

    The Soviet Army liberates teh Majdanek death camp
  • The prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau rebel and blow up one crematorium.

    The prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau rebel and blow up one crematorium.
  • Nazis empty Auschwitz and start prisoners on "death marches" to Germany.

    Nazis empty Auschwitz and start prisoners on "death marches" to Germany.
  • The Soviet army Liberates Auschwitz.

    The Soviet army Liberates Auschwitz.
  • Troops from the United States liberate survivors from the Buchenwald and Dachau conecntration camps.

    Troops from the United States liberate survivors from the Buchenwald and Dachau conecntration camps.
  • Adolph Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin rather than be cuaght by the advancing Soviet army

    Adolph Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin rather than be cuaght by the advancing Soviet army
  • Troops from teh United States liberate Mauthausen concentration camp.

    Troops from teh United States liberate Mauthausen concentration camp.
  • Germany surenders and war in Europe is ended.

    Germany surenders and war in Europe is ended.
  • The war crimes tribunal is convened at Nuremberg Germany.

    The war crimes tribunal is convened at Nuremberg Germany.