World War II/ The Holocaust

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    Holocaust and 2nd World War

    The Holocaust and World War 2 were both very costly. On one hand, 6 million Jews, Gypsies, disabled people, and so one were systematically murdered. And on the other hand, Millions of casualties were made in the war. Millions upon millions died fighting, and the war cost trillions of dollars.
  • Hitler begins his rise to power.

    Hitler begins his rise to power.
    Hitler begins his Rise to power by joining and then gaining control of the Nazi Party. Years later, after many speeches and brainwashing of German citizens...
  • Hitler Becomes chancellor

    Hitler Becomes chancellor
    Hitler soon becomes chancellor of Germany, gaining full power over the German government. By the end of 1934 Hitler was in absolute control of Germany, and his campaign against the Jews in full swing.
  • World War 2 Begins

    World War 2 Begins
    The Second World War began on 1 September 1939 When Poland was attacked by Germany.
  • The Holocaust Begins

    The Holocaust Begins
    Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, beginning World War II. Soon after, in 1940, the Nazis began establishing ghettos for the Jews of Poland. 10% or more of the population was Jewish, amounting to 3 million. Many died in ghettos due to starvation and poor living conditions.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African - American pilots who fought in the Second World War. They were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. Although they were still subjected to discrimination within and outside the war, they trained and flew with distinction. All black military pilots who trained in the United States trained at Tuskegee, including five Haitians.
  • The Final Solution (or Holocaust)

    The Final Solution (or Holocaust)
    In June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union and began the "Final Solution." It began with the Einsatzgruppen, a mobile German killing group that rounded up the Jews and dug deep pits which the killing groups shot and killed them in.
  • Mulitple Front War

    Mulitple Front War
    Since the war in Europe was spread out because of Hitlers many occupied countries, the Allied Troops and Axis Powers were spread across Europe. This is what they call multiple front war, which dates back to the times of Mesopotamia.
  • Flying Tigers AVG

    Flying Tigers AVG
    The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, famously nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army (USAAF), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. This group of pilots volunteered to assist the Chines Air force in fighting the Japanese 12 Days after Pearl Harbor, on December 20, 1941.
  • Merchant Marines

    Merchant Marines
    The United States Merchant Marine provided the greatest sealift in history between the production army at home and the fighting forces scattered around the globe in World War II. The prewar total of 55,000 experienced mariners was increased to over 215,000 through U.S. Maritime Service training programs. Merchant ships faced danger from submarines, mines, armed raiders and destroyers, aircraft, "kamikaze," and the elements. About 8,300 mariners were killed at sea, 12,000 wounded.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    On April 9, 1942, U.S. General Edward P. King signed the surrender document, ending the Battle of Bataan. 72,000 American and Filipino soldiers were taken by the Japanese as prisoners of war (POW).The goal of the march was to get the 72,000 captured American and Filipino POWs from Mariveles in the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula to Camp O'Donnell in the north.When they reached their destination, it was discovered that only 54,000 of the prisoners had made it to camp. 7,000 to 10,000 died.
  • Concentration Camps

    Concentration Camps
    By the spring of 1942, the Nazis had established six killing centers (death camps) in Poland: Chelmno (Kulmhof), Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Maidanek and Auschwitz. All were located near railway lines so that Jews could be easily transported daily. A vast system of camps (called Lagersystem) supported the death camps. The purpose of these camps varied: some were slave labor camps, some transit camps, others concentration camps and their sub­camps, and still others the notorious death camps. Some
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    the Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all six Marine divisions, Marine Raider battalions and Marine parachute units, transmitting messages by telephone and radio in their native language a code that the Japanese never broke.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    Noted as as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, The Battle of Midway was a naval battle between the Allied forces (Japan) and the Axis Powers (U.S.A) that carried on from June 4 to 7 of 1942, where the Allies destroyed four Japanese aircraft Carriers. The Allied forces suffered minimal casualties.
  • Island Hopping

    Island Hopping
    The idea was to bypass heavily fortified Japanese positions and instead concentrate the limited Allied resources on strategically important islands that were not well defended but capable of supporting the drive to the main islands of Japan.
    EX: By November 1942 the Japanese had established a jungle fortress around Buna and Gona. Inexperienced with guerilla warfare, weather-beaten, sick, and short on artillery and rations, the Australians and Americans could not dislodge the dug-in Japanese. Ge
  • Congressional Medal of Honor

    Congressional Medal of Honor
    The financial cost of the war is estimated at about a trillion 1944 U.S. dollars worldwide, making it the most costly war in capital as well as lives.
    The Allies were victorious, and, as a result, the United States and Soviet Union emerged as the world's two leading superpowers.
    During this conflict 464 United States military personnel received the Medal of Honor, 266 of them posthumously. Seventeen of these were Japanese-Americans fighting in both Europe and the Pacific.
  • D-Day invasion

    D-Day invasion
    160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, and 100,000 soldiers survived.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The U.S> called for the Japanese to surrender or face "complete and utter destruction". This quote referring to the fact that the U.S. developed the atomic bomb. It was also a gathering of many countries involved in World War II, deciding how to administer punishment to Nazi controlled Germany.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima an Nagasaki.

    Bombing of Hiroshima an Nagasaki.
    The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945. These two events represent the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.
    American airmen dropped Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by Fat Man over Nagasaki on 9 August, overall, killing over 246,000 people, and injuring hundreds of thousands