WWII and Nazi Germany

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    WWII Timeline

  • Adolf Hitler Rises to Power

    President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor
  • Reichstag is Burned

    The German Reichstag (Parliament) building is burned down and the President gives Hitler and the Nazis power in order to protect the people and the state.
  • The Nuremburg Laws are Passed

    The Nuremberg Laws are announced. Jews are stripped of their civil rights and citizenship as Germans.
  • Berlin Olympics

    Berlin hosted the Olympics, and Hitler tried to promote Nazism around the world. Even though Hitler tried to display “Aryan superiority”, African American Jesse Owens won most of the events.
  • Anschluss

    “Anschluss” Austria was annexed by Germany with no bloodshed.
  • German Occupation of Sudetenland

    Germany occupies the Sudetenland after the Munich Conference with Britain and France.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht or Night of the Broken Glass. Nazi government officials sanction the attack and torture of Jewish people overnight.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Hitler invades Poland, officially starting WWII in Europe.
  • WWII Begins

    Britain and France declare war on Germany.
  • Germany conquers Denmark and Norway

    Germany conquers Denmark and Norway.
  • German Blitzkrieg

    To June 22 1940- German blitzkrieg fighting quickly conquers most of Western Europe
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill becomes the leader of Great Britain.
  • Italy Enters WWII

    Italy enters the war on Germany’s side
  • Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain. Germany launches an air attack on Great Britain
  • Axis Power Alliance

    Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact creating the Axis Powers alliances
  • Attack on Russia

    The Axis Powers launch a massive attack on Russia
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks the US Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
  • US enters WWII

    The US enters WWII on the Allies side.
  • Battle of Midway

    US Navy defeats the Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway
  • D-Day

    D-Day in Europe. Huge success for the Allies, they invade France and push the Germans back
  • Italy Surrenders

    September 3, 1943- Italy surrenders to the Allies
  • France is Captured

    France is captured by the Allies
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge. Last German offensive, they lost to the allies.
  • Roosevelt Dies

    US president Franklin Roosevelt dies. Succeeded by President Harry Truman.
  • Hitler Kills Himself

    Adolf Hitler commits suicide as he knows Germany has lost the war.