World War II

World War II

Nazi-Soviet Pact

8/23/1939

• Officially the "Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics," and also known as the Ribbentrop–Molotov Pact or Nazi–Soviet Pact

•The pact remained in force until the German government broke it by invading the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941.
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Invasion of Poland

9/1/1939 - 10/6/1939

1 September – 6 October 1939
An invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the beginning of World War II in Europe.
Germany started on 1 September.
Stalin ordered his own invasion of Poland on 17 September.
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World War II

9/1/1939 - 9/2/1945

1 September 1939 – 2 September 1945
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German Invasion of Soviet Union

6/22/1941

Formally breaks Nazi-Soviet pact

Adolph Hitler

Lifespan

4/20/1889 - 4/30/1945

20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945
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Chancellor of Germany

1933 - 1945

chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945

Dictator of Nazi Germany

1934 - 1945

Dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945

Wars

Woodrow Wilson (28)

March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921

March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
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World War I

07/28/1914 - 11 November 1918

28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918 (Armistice)

Hoover Moratorium

06/1931

Payments were suspended for one year in June 1931 as proposed by U.S. president Herbert Hoover in the "Hoover Moratorium"

Lausanne Conference

07/1932

Ended reparations

Cold War (1947-1991)

1947 - 1991

1947–1991
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Korean War

25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953

25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953
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Vietnam War

December 1956 - 30 April 1975

December 1956 – 30 April 1975
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Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler

10/7/1900 - 5/23/1945

(7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945)
Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him Commander of the Replacement (Home) Army and General Plenipotentiary for the administration of the entire Third Reich (Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung). Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
Portrait of a Father, Husband and Genocidal Butcher