WWII

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    Holocaust

    1933-1945-Holocaust- The Holocaust had two names, the other one was called “Shoah”, which meant “The catastrophe” and Holocaust meant “Whole or burnt”. Jews were systematically murdered in one of the largest genocides ever. Approximately 11 million people were killed, 1 million Jewish children. A network of about 42,500 facilities in Germany and German-occupied territories were used to concentrate victims for slave labor, mass murder, and other human rights abuses.[
  • Japan Attacks China

    Japan Attacks China
    1937-Japan Attacks China-The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 – September 9, 1945) was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from 1937 to 1945. It followed the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894–95.
  • Euthanasia Programs

    Euthanasia Programs
    938-Euthanasia Programs- Euthanasia means “good death” when translated. It usually refers to the inducement of a painless death. The "euthanasia" program was Nazi Germany's first program of mass murder.
  • Night Of The Broken Glass

    Night Of The Broken Glass
    1938-Night of the broken Glass- November 9th, 1938, violence against Jews broke out Across the Reich. In two days, over 250 synagogues were burned, over 7,000 Jewish businesses were trashed and looted, dozens of Jewish people were killed, and Jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes were looted while police and fire brigades stood by. The pogroms became known as Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," for the shattered glass from the store windows that littered the streets.
  • Hitler attacks Poland and France and England Declares War

    Hitler attacks Poland and France and England Declares War
    1939- Hitler attacked Poland, and France and England declared war-On this day in 1939, in response to Hitler’s invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of the overrun nation declare war on Germany. They would begin bombing German ships on September 4, suffering significant losses. They were also working under orders not to harm German civilians. The German military, of course, had no such restrictions.
  • War Production Board

    War Production Board
    1941-War Production Board- War Production was the name of an agency the supervised/monitored war production during WWII. The WPB directed conversion of industries from peacetime work to war needs, allocated scarce materials, established priorities in the distribution of materials and services, and prohibited nonessential production. They also rationed everyday items to make sure that we had enough supplies for the war.
  • Hitler Invades Russia

    Hitler Invades Russia
    1941-1942 Hitler Invades Russia- Under the codename Operation "Barbarossa," Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, in the largest German military operation of World War II. From the beginning of operational planning, German military and police authorities intended to wage a war of annihilation against the Communist state as well as the Jews of the Soviet Union
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    1941-Tuskegee Airmen- The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first pilots that came back with 100 percent success rate and succeeded in not losing a man.
  • Japan Attacks Peark Harbor

    Japan Attacks Peark Harbor
    1941-Japan attacks Pearl Harbor- The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise, but Japan and the United States had been edging toward war for decades. . On December 7, after months of planning and practice, the Japanese launched their attack. In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed nearly 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes. Dry docks and airfields were likewise destroyed. Most important, almost 2,500 men were killed and another 1,000 were wounded.
  • Rosie The Riveter

    Rosie The Riveter
    1941- Rosie the riveter- Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II. Rosie was used to give women a motivational push to work in factories, but that backfired once started to become independent after seeing that they could work in factories just like men.
  • Japanese Gain The Philippines

    Japanese Gain The Philippines
    1941- Japanese gain the Philippines- The invasion of the Philippines started on 8 December 1941, ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. As at Pearl Harbor, American aircraft were severely damaged in the initial Japanese attack. Japanese had pressed large numbers of Filipinos into work details and even put young Filipino women into brothels.
  • FDR Pearl Harbor Speech

    FDR Pearl Harbor Speech
    1941-FDR Pearl Harbor Speech- On December 8th, 1941, FDR gave a speech of encouragement and informed people on the attack of Pearl Harbor. He spoke to people about how the US was being victimized and the Japanese were targeting us. This was true but the speech was biased and made people want to go to war with Japan and hate Japanese Americans.
  • State of the Union Address

    State of the Union Address
    1942- State of the Union Address- During the State of the Union Address, FDR proposed for freedoms that all americans should like they have. Freedom of Speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, Freedom from fear. This was delivered 11 months before the United States declared war on Japan.
  • Japanese POW Camps

    Japanese POW Camps
    1942-Japanese POW Camps- Over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II. In the event of a Japanese invasion of the American mainland, Japanese Americans were feared as a security risk. Almost two-thirds of the interns were NISEI, or Japanese Americans born in the United States. It made no difference that many had never even been to Japan.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    1942-Wannsee Conference- The Wannsee Conference was a meeting of senior officials of Nazi Germany, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on 20 January 1942.The purpose of the conference, was to ensure the cooperation of administrative leaders of various government departments in the implementation of the final solution to the Jewish question, whereby most of the Jews of German-occupied Europe would be deported to Poland and murdered.
  • Navajo Code Talkers

    Navajo Code Talkers
    1942- Code Talkers- The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. A codebook was developed to teach the many relevant words and concepts to new initiates. The text was for classroom purposes only, and was never to be taken into the field.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    1942- Battle of Midway- The battle of midway was the turning point of the war. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II.This fleet engagement between U.S. and Japanese navies in the north-central Pacific Ocean resulted from Japan’s desire to sink the American aircraft carriers that had escaped destruction at Pearl Harbor.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    1944-D Day- On June 6, 1944, more than 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. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers .
  • Auschwitz Liberation

    Auschwitz Liberation
    1945-Auschwitz Liberation- January 2015 marks seventy years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest camp established by the Germans.Nearly 60,000 prisoners were forced to march west from the Auschwitz camp system. Thousands had been killed in the camps in the days before these death marches began. the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, who were mostly ill and dying.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    1945- Hitler commits suicide- Der Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany, burrowed away in a refurbished air-raid shelter, consumes a cyanide capsule, then shoots himself with a pistol. It is believed that both he and his wife swallowed cyanide capsules (which had been tested for their efficacy on his “beloved” dog and her pups). For good measure, he shot himself with his service pistol.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    1945-V-E Day- Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on May 8th, 1945. Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. From Moscow to Los Angeles, people celebrated. In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war.
  • US Bombs Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    US Bombs Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    1945- US Bombs Hiroshima and Nagasaki-The United States, with the consent of the United Kingdom as laid down in the Quebec Agreement, dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. American President Harry S. Truman called for Japan's surrender 16 hours later, warning them to "expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth."
  • US Defeats Japanese

    US Defeats Japanese
    1945- US defeats Japanese- The battle for Guadalcanal began in August, when the Marines landed in the first American offensive of the war. The Navy sank one Japanese cruiser, the Furutaka, and three destroyers, while losing only one of their own destroyers.The American Navy continued to harass Japanese ships trying to reinforce the Japanese position on the island; relatively few Japanese troops made it ashore. By the end of 1942, the Japanese were ready to evacuate the island–in defeat.