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Start of WWII

1939

Germany invaded Poland.

Wold war II

September 1939 - January 16, 1945

Germany taking over the country

1940

Germany took over the country

ANTI-JEWISH MEASURES-1940

1940 - 1941

All Jews were ordered to officially to register themselves

ANTI-JEWISH MEASURES 1942 and THE JEWISH STAR

1942

The Germans stepped their Arynazation of Jewish businesses, the process whereby Jews were forced to sell their businesses to non-Jews. In some cases some Jews managed to transfer their businesses into the hands of sympathetic Dutchmen.

Attack of the Japanese

1943 - 1944

Opening of 4-day air attack on Japanese convoy off New Guinea

Germany invasion

On the fifth day the Germans bombed the city of Rotterdam, causing an appalling loss of life and property.

FURTHER ANTI-JEWISH MEASURES

During spring 1941 new anti-Jewish decrees continued to be issued. Some of the decrees would be petty, others would pose enormous hardship,

1941

The Lend-Lease bill is introduced in the U.S. Congress.
Heavy German attacks by dive-bombers on British convoys to Malta (in Sicilian channel) results in loss of 'Southampton' and damage to 'Illustrious'.