World War II Timeline

Events

Japan invades Manchuria

September 18, 1931

hitler appointed chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933

Dachau concentration camp opened

March 22, 1933

Boycott of jewish owned shops

April 1, 1933

Nuremberg Laws

September 15 1935

Italy invades Ethiopia

10/03/1935

Anti-Comintern Pact

november 25, 1936

japan invades china

july 7, 1937

Evian Conference

July 6, 1938 - July 15, 1938

The Munich Agreement

September 30, 1938

Kristallnact

November 9, 1938

Germany conquers czecholovakia

march 15, 1939

Voyage of the SS St. Louis

May 13, 1939

non-aggression pact

august 23, 1939

Aktion T-4

September 1939

germany invades Poland

september 1, 1939

Germans establish the 1st ghetto

October 8, 1939

division of France begins

may 10, 1940

Italy enters the war

June 10, 1940

Warsaw ghetto established

October 1940

Nazis and Axis powers invade the soviet union

june 22, 1941

Babi Yar Massacre

Sep 29 1941 - Sep 30 1941

Operation Reinhard

October 1941

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

US declares war on japan

december 8, 1941

Chelmno death camp begins operations

December 8, 1941

Germany declares war on the US

December 11, 1941

Wannsee conference

January 20, 1942

Sonderaktion 1005

may 1942 - may 1944

Rome Berlin axis

June 7, 1942

Treblinka death camp begins operations

July 23, 1942

US and British forces land in North Africa

november 8, 1942

Soviet forces defeat Axis in Stalingrad

february 2, 1943

Warsaw ghetto uprising

April 19, 1943

Allied forces liberate Rome

june 1944

D-day

june 6, 1944

Allied forces liberate Paris

august 15, 1944

Battle of the Bulge

December 16, 1944

Soviet forces liberate Warsaw and Krakow

January 12, 1945

Death march from Auschwitz begins

January 17, 1945

soviet forces liberate auschwitz

January 27, 1945

Auschwitz-birkenau begins operations

january 27th, 1945

US forces conquer Iwo Jima

march 26, 1945

US forces liberate Buchenwald

april 11, 1945

US forces liberate Dachau

april 27, 1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

Soviets conquer Berlin

May 2, 1945

Germany surrenders

may 7, 1945

US forces conquer Okinawa

June 22, 1945

US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Japan surrenders

September 2 1945

War Crimes tribunal begins in nuremberg, Germany

november 20, 1945

The Anschluss

march, 1968