WW2 Timeline

  • Hitler named Chancellor of Germany

  • Dachau opened

    arrival of about 200 prisoners
  • Germany passes the Nuremberg Law

    legally establishing the framework that eventually led to the Holocaust.
  • Pogrom in Germany begins

    Heydrich issues directives to establish ghettos in German-occupied Poland.
  • Hitler named Furher

    Death of President Hindenburg on August 2, 1934, Hitler united the chancellorship and presidency under the new title of Fuhrer.
  • US signs Neutrality Acts

    signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Germany invades the Rhineland

    Hitler invaded Poland, leading to the outbreak of World War II
  • Nazi/Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

    The location was Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Germany invades Poland

    Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland.
  • Germany invades France

    Know as The Battle of France
  • Hitler and Mussolini join forces

    Italians did not join in the German attack despite the Pact of Steel.
  • Lend- Lease Act passed

    The Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • Germany attacks Soviet Union

    Operation Barbarossa, original name Operation Fritz, during World War II, code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union
  • Germans surrender at Stalingrad

    Now Volgograd in Southern Russia,
  • D-Day

    General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation
  • Liberation of Paris

    German garrison surrendered the French capital
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Adolph Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise blitzkrieg
  • Yalta conference

    The Yalta Conference was a meeting of British prime minister Winston Churchill, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt Dies

    32rd president
  • Dachau liberated

    the U.S. Seventh Army's 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau
  • Hitler commits Suicide

    Commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head.
  • Last Allied troops leave Germany