World War II

  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War 1. 414 of the 440 clauses of the treaty punished Germany. Provisions included reparation payments, military restrictions, and a war guilty clause that forced Germany to take responsibility for World War 1.
  • Adolf Hitler First Apearance

    Adolf hitler makes his first appearance at The Bavarian capital of Munich. Munich was a place none to be the birthplace of the nazi party. It was the "Hauptstadt der Bewegung"
  • Bear Hall Putsch

    On Novemeber 8,1923, hitler made an effort to over throw the Weimar government of Ebert and wanted to establish a right wing. Having strong patriotic feeling and believe that one's country overpowers other countries.
  • Wall Street

    The Wall Street Crash was a period in Germany characterized by a decline in Germany's economy. There was no growth in the German industrial production in 1928 to 1929 and unemployment rate rose to two and a half million. It was in this economic crisis that the Nazis and Communists thrived.
  • Adolf Hitler Looses presidential election

    In the spring of 1932, Hitler ran against current and WWI hero Paul von Hindenburg . The first presidential election on March 13, 1932 was an impressive showing for the Nazi Party with Hitler receiving 30% of the vote. Hindenburg won 49% of the vote and was the leading candidate; however, he did not receive the absolute majority awarded the presidency.
  • hitler becomes chancellor

    When hitler became chancellor he quickly transformed Germany into an absolute racist state. His efforts to build a territorially larger and nationally, and stronger fatherland for the German people. He wanted germany to be the most powerful state. Since hitler became chancellor Nazi Germany was off and running.
  • German Parliament

    Commonly known as the Reichstag Fire Decree. The Reichstag, or German Parliament building was burned to the ground Hitler blamed the communists, but used this as an excuse to declare a national emergency. The rules suspended the right to assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other legal protections, including all checks on police investigations.
  • Hitler Becoming dictator

    Brown-shirted Nazi storm troopers grouped over the fancy old building in a show of force and made a threat. Some Nazi Troops stood outside, in the hallways and even lined inside, glaring threateningly at anyone who might have or start a conflict with Adolf Hitler's will.
  • Nationwide Boycott If Jewish

    The Star of David was painted in yellow and black across thousands of doors and windows, with accompanying anti-Semitic slogans. Signs were posted saying "Don't Buy from Jews!", "The Jews Are Our Misfortune!" and "Go to Palestine!". Throughout Germany, rare acts of violence against individual Jews and Jewish property occurred. Germany thought bad about Jews and didn’t want them running businesses.
  • Burning of the books

    An event unseen since the Middle Ages occurs as German students from universities formerly regarded as among the finest in the world, gather in Berlin and other German cities to burn books with "unGerman" ideas. Books by Freud, Einstein, Thomas Mann, Jack London, H.G. Wells and many others go up in flames as they give the Nazi a strong proud salute and honoring adolf hitler and germany.
  • Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.

    By the summer of 1934, the elderly German President, Paul von Hindenburg, was passing. He had very bad health for several months; therefore giving Adolf Hitler and the Nazis full opportunity to make plans to capitalize on his departure. Chancellor Hitler planned to use President Hindenburg's death as an opportunity to snatch total power in Germany by raising himself to the position of Führer, or absolute leader, of the German nation and its people.
  • The Nuremberg Race Laws

    Germany stripped poor Jews of their rights of citizenship, giving them the status of "subjects" in Hitler's Reich. The laws also made it forbidden for Jews to marry or have sexual relations with Aryans or to employ young Aryan women as household help. The first two laws including the Nuremberg Race Laws were: "The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor" and "The Reich Citizenship Law".
  • Germany Annexation

    On March 12, 1938, German troops marched into Austria. Hitler announced his Anschluss, and the vote was finally held on April 10. Whether the ballot was rigged or the resulting vote simply a testament to Austrian terror at Hitler's determination, the leader got a whopping 99.7 percent approval for the union of Germany and Austria. Austria was now a nameless thing captive by Germany. It was not long before the Nazis soon began their typical ruthless policy of torturing.
  • Czech government resigns

    A Sudeten woman dutifully salutes parading Nazis, October, 1938. The Sudetenland was the portion of Czechoslovakia inhabited by over 3 million Sudeten Germans. Many of them became Nazis and strongly supported the acquisition of the Sudetenland by Hitler.
  • The Night of Broken Glass

    Jews throughout the German Reich on the night of November 9, 1938, into the next day, has come to be known as “Kristallnacht” or in other hands called “The Night of Broken Glass”. The attack came after Herschel Grynszpan, a 17 year old Jew living in Paris, shot and killed a member of the German Group staff there in revenge for the poor treatment his father and his family suffered at the hands of the Nazis in Germany.
  • Hitler threatens Jews during Reichstag speech

    Appearing before the Nazi Reichstag on the sixth anniversary of his coming to power, Adolf Hitler made a speech honoring that event and also made a public threat against the Jews. He said "During the time of my struggle for power it was in the first instance only the Jewish race that received my prophecies with laughter when I said that I would one day take over the leadership of the State, and with it that of the whole nation, and that I would then among other things settle the Jewish problem."
  • Germany Invades Poland

    The before, Nazi workers had stood as Polish military officers to stage an attack on the radio station in the Silesian city of Gleiwitz. Germany used the event as the excuse for its invasion of Poland. Germany invades Poland and attacked.
  • Sick & disabled children death

    The Nazi euthanasia program to remove "life unworthy of life" at first focused on newborns and very young children. Midwives and doctors were required to register children up to age three who showed symptoms of mental retardation, physical deformity, or other symptoms included on a questionnaire from the Reich Health Ministry.
  • City of Lights (Paris)

    Once German men would march on the streets of paris, men , women, and children would weep as the are looking at the Nazis march into Paris, June 14, 1940, beginning a four-year occupation of the 'City of Lights.'
  • Massive German air raids on London & Etc.

    British children huddled in a makeshift bomb shelter experience a range of emotions as they endure an attack by Hitler's Air Force. When britian was being unattackedby Hitler's soldiers children were either hidden or hid in bomb shelters. Some were found and killed and some were taken away to concentration camps.