Timeline for the Holocaust

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Jan 7

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".

Sep 7

1939 - 1940

France troops cross the German border at the "Saar-front".

Jan 8

1940 - 1941

Food rationing in England and France (at 11 Januari). Britain introduces ration cards for butter, sugar, bacon and ham.

Jan 4

1940 - 1941

Germany creates General Council for War Economy under Goering.

March 1

1941 - 1945

January 1941,
Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander is appointed Commander of the British I Corps, Burma.
1 March 1941,
Nazi extermination camps begin full operation. These include Auschwitz, Bamberg, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Chelmno, Jena, Sobibor and Treblinka. Over 2.600.000 Polish Jews are among those killed during the course of the war. Over 12.000 people would be killed daily at Auschwitz alone. By 1945 nearly 6 million Jews and more than 3 million Communists, gypsies, socialists and other dissidents will be exterminated.

March 12

1942 - 1943

The British Government suspends all travel between Ireland and Great Britain.

Jan 4

1942 - 1943

Chinese claim victory over Japanese at Changsha.

Jan 1

1942 - 1943

Japanese troops entered Manila.

Jan 6

1943 - 1944

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

Jan 3

1943 - 1944

Day raid on St.Nazaire. Beginning of series of raids on Ruhr.

Feb 17

1944 - 1945

Two American divisions land on the island Eniwetok.

Feb 9

1945 - 1946

6th American Army and 4 divisions land in the "Gulf of Lingayen" (Luzon).

Jan 17

1945 - 1946

Russian troops capture Warsaw, Poland.