World War II


The beginning

1939 - 1940

Hitler predicts in a speech to the "Reichstag" that a war in Europe would lead to "the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe." "The destruction of the Jews", "Auswanderung oder Evakuierung"


1939 - 1940

Begin of World War II. Irak and Saudia-Arabia break diplomatic relations, Great Britain and France, follow by India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, declare war on Germany and begin the phoney war in the west.

Hitler's plan

1941 - 1942

(till 18 May). After successfull fight in North-Africa, British troops were sent to East-Africa with Indian and South Afican forces invade Abessinie, Eritrea and Somaliland and dislodge the Italians.

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini

1942 - 1943

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini hold a conference at Berghof.
The Battle of Beda Fomm was a catastrophic Italian defeat at the hands of the British during the North African Campaign. The battle took place near Beda Fomm, 190 km south of Benghazi on the Libyan coast road. Elements of the British 7th Armoured Division had cut across the desert and set up a road block in which the retreating 10th Italian Army was ambushed. Over 25.000 prisoners, 100 tanks, 216 guns, and 1.500 other vehicles were captured. Although the Allied force now lacks serviceable vehicles and has suffered 555 dead and 1.400 wounded, its modest numbers have decimated an Italian group 5 times larger.


1943 - 1945

The second rising of the Jews in the Gettho of Warsaw. SS-General Stroop choke the revolte in blood. 56.065 Jews killed. Illness and starvation were rife in the ghetto.
In the end the Nazis burned the ghetto to the ground to force the Jews out. Although they knew defeat was certain, Jews in the ghetto fought desperately and valiantly.

The ending

1944 - 1945

The U.S. Seventh Army capture Nuremberg, Germany.