Holocaust Timeline

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Holocaust

January 30, 1933 - May 8, 1945

The Holocaust is the mass murder of 12 million people, led by Adolf Hitler.

Adolf Hitler Appointed to be Chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933

East European Jews Were Excluded of German Citizenship

July 14, 1933

"Nuremberg Laws" First Anti-Jewish Laws Enacted

September 15, 1935

Jews were no longer Germans citizens.

Mandatory Registration of all Jews' Homes

April 26, 1938

Germans Mark Jewish Passports With A Large Letter "J"

October 5, 1938

17,000 Polish Jews who lived in Germany were expelled

October 28, 1938

Kristellnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

November 9, 1938 - November 10, 1938

200 synagogues destroyed; 7,500 Jewish shops looted; 30,000 male Jews sent to concentration camps

Forcing All Jews to Give Their Businesses to Aryan Jews

November 12, 1938

All Jewish Children Expelled from School

November 15, 1938

Germans Invade Czechoslovakia

March 15, 1939

Beginning of World War 2: Germany Invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Jews Were Forced to Wear Armbands or Yellow Stars

November 23, 1939

Auschwitz Opened as a Concentration Camp

May 20, 1940

Anti-Jewish Riots, Many Jews Murdered

January 21, 1941 - January 26, 1941

Germany Invades Soviet Union

June 22, 1941

Gas Chambers Form

May 1942

German Officers Try to Kill Hitler

July 20, 1944

Evacuation of Auschwitz

January 17, 1945

Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945