World war ii special 512

World War 2

  • Establishment of the Nationalist Party

    Establishment of the Nationalist Party
    Sun Yat Sen overthrows the Qing Dynasty in China and establishes the Nationalist Party.
  • Hitler enters WW I

    Hitler enters WW I
    Adolf Hitler enlists with Bavarian Army and fights in World War I. Serves as a private while in Belgium and France.
  • Twenty One Demands

    Twenty One Demands
    Prime Minister Shigenobu of Japan sends Twenty One Demands to the new government of the Republic of China.
  • U.S. enters World War 1

    U.S. enters World War 1
    The U.S. formally enters World War I by declaring war on Germany.
  • Takeover of Russia

    Takeover of Russia
    The Bolshevik Revolution completes its takeover of Russia.
  • Surrender of Germany

    Surrender of Germany
    Hitler is blinded during a gas attack by the British in Ypres before the end of WWI. He was disappointed by the eventual surrender of Germany, so he and other nationalists blame German Jews and Marxists for his perceived betrayal.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty of Versailles helps end World War I. US rejects the treaty and the power given to the League of Nations.
  • Nazi Party formed

    Nazi Party formed
    The Nazi Party is formed, with Hitler giving emotional speeches between February and March.
  • Hitler named Fuher

    Hitler named Fuher
    As an effective speaker, Hitler is named leader of the Nazi Party, earning the title der Führer.
  • Soviet Communist PArty

    Soviet Communist PArty
    The Soviet Communist Party appoints Josef Stalin as General Secretary. Note: at the height of WWII, Stalin and the Soviets become part of the Allied forces.
  • France and Belgium

    France and Belgium
    France & Belgium take over the Ruhr area hoping to force Germany to make reparations for WWI.
  • Lenin Dies

    Lenin Dies
    Lenin dies, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to takeover as leader of the Soviet Union.
  • London Naval Treaty

    London Naval Treaty
    Italy, Japan, the UK, and the USA agree to regulate submarine warfare and shipbuilding by signing the London Naval Treaty. Japan would later renounce their agreement under this treaty.
  • Hitler Elected Chancellor

    Hitler Elected Chancellor
    German President Hindenberg appoints Hitler as Chancellor and ousting Von Scleichler.
  • Teh German Reich

    Teh German Reich
    The German Reich and the United Kingdom reach an agreement regulating the size of their respective navies. This is known as the Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA). Disagreements ensued later that Hitler denounced the agreement.
  • Germany Violated Treaty

    Germany Violated Treaty
    Germany violates come contents of the Treaty of Versailles by militarizing the Rhineland. Under the treaty, Allied forces would occupy the Rhineland for fifteen years.
  • Plan Z

    Plan Z
    In an attempt to better the British Royal Navy, Hitler gives the approval for Plan Z. The plan was a five year project aimed at expanding the Nazi German navy fleet by 1944.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II begins when Nazi Germany invades Poland. France and Britain declare war on Germany.
  • Elie and Moshe the Beadle

    Elie meets Moishe the Beadle, who teaches Elie about Kabbalah
  • Stripped of Possessions

    The Jewish people are no longer allowed to own any valuables and are stripped of their belongings
  • Obligated to Wear The Star of David

    The Jewish people must wear the yellow star to be identified at all times
  • Elie and Family are Relovcated

    Elie and his family are moved to the small ghetto
  • Elie and Family are Moved out of Ghettos

    Elie and his family are moved out of the ghetto on one of the transports
  • Moshe The Beadle

    Late in the year: Moshe the Beadle escapes Gestapo slaughter to warn the Jews in Sighet.
  • Train Ride

    Elie and his family are sent on the train ride to Birkenau
  • Auschwitz

    All of the men were taken to Auschwitz
  • Camp

    When they arrive at the camp, families are separated and Elie and his father must leave Elie's mom and sisters.
  • Buna

    Everyone is sent to Buna
  • WW II Ends

    WW II Ends
    Japan surrenders and completes the end of World War II.