Germany 1890 - 1945

Key dates for History GCSE Paper 2

Events

Communist revolution in Russia

1917

Revolution, Kaiser abdicates

October 1917

Germany virtually bankrupt

1918

Political assassinations

1919 - 1922

Weimar Republic

1919 - 1933

Nazi Party Formed

1920

Red Rising in the Ruhr

March 1920 - April 1920

Kapp Putsch

March 1920

Swastika designed

1921

Hitler Youth

1922 - 1945

Golden Age of Weimar Republic

1923 - 1929

Nuremburg rallies

1923 - 1938

Hitler banned from making speeches

1923 - 1927

Munich Putsch

November 1923

Dawes Plan

August 1924

Mein Kampf

July 1925

Germany enters League of Nations

1926

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

The Young Plan

June 1929

Hitler appointed chancellor

1933

Hitlerjunge Quex made

1933

All other youth groups banned

1933

Editors' Law

1933

Reichstag Fire

27th February 1933

Emergency Law pased

28th February 1933

Boycotts against the Jews begin

March 1933

Enabling Act

23rd March 1933

20,000 books burnt in Berlin

May 1933

Reich radio company

1934

Reich cinema law

1934

The Night of the Long Knives

30th June 1934

Hindenburg dies

2nd August 1934

Nuremburg Laws

1935

HJ has equal status to school in the law

1936

Public burning of 5,000 paintings

1936

Berlin Olympics

August 1936

Outspoken attack on the Jews by Hitler

1937

Religious education abolished

1937

Kristallnacht

9th November 1938

2/3 of papers owned by Nazis

1939

Jews and minorities sent to the Ghettos

1939

2/3 of films financed by the government

1939

WW2

WW2

1st September 1939 - 2nd September 1945

The war goes well for Germany

September 1939 - 1941

First air raid on Berlin

1940

Bombing of German cities

1942 - 1945

The tide turns against Germany

1942 - 1943

Food shortages

1942 - 1945

Germany goes into Total War

1944

Failure and defeat for Germany

1945