Auschwitz

Events to the Holocaust

WWI ended

1918

Germany very angry over the Treaty of Versailles

1919

Hitler tries to take over by force in Munich but fails

1923

Hitler writes Mein Kampf (My Struggle) while in prison

1925

Dachau Labor Camp was established

1933

Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany

1933

Presidant Hindenburg dies, Hitler daclares himself Führer (Leader) of Germany

1934

Nuremberg Laws are established

1935

Hitler takes over Austria

1938

Hitler invades Poland, officially starting WWII

1939

Auschwitz Labor Camp

Nazi Party decides to build Auschwitz, near Oswiecim

1940

Gas chambers first used in Auschwitz

1941

Hitler orders the expansion of Auschwitz I

1941

First transportation of Jews from Bytom arrive

1942

Approximately 105,000 transported to Auschwitz

January 1943 - March 1943

Gypsies from Germany, Austria, Bohemia and Moravia ordered to Auschwitz

1943

Approximately 160,000 Jews Deported to Auschwitz

April 1943 - March 1944

First Hungarian Jews arrive to Auschwitz

1944

The deportation of Hungarian Jews are halted

1944

SS gaurds murder the last remaining Gypsies in the camp

1944

As Soviet forces approach, prisoners ordered to destroy gas chambers

1944

SS guards evacuate Auschwitz, forcing them to march to Wodzislaw and Gliwice

January 18, 1944 - January 27, 1944

Approximately 585,000 Jews deported to Auschwitz

April 1944 - November 1944

Soviet troops arrive at Auschwitz and liberate 7,000 Jewish prisoners

January 27,1945