World War II

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Hitler in Power

January 1933

Hitler become the chancellor of Germany in the Nazi party.

Germans attack Jews

November 1938

Crystal Night attack on the Jewish citizens of Germany.

Hitler in Poland

September 1, 1939

Hitlers strong forces invade Poland in a lightning war. This 'shocks' the world,

Great Britain Fights Alone

January 1940 - December 31, 1940

France leaves Great Britain helpless and in need of American assistance.

Camp Auschwitz

1940

Camp Auschwitz was started in Poland

German Armies

April 1940

The German armies capture Denmark and Norway.

France Surrenders

June 22, 1940

France surrenders the city of Paris to the Nazis.

Challenging Discrimination

1941 - 1944

A Philip Randolph fights for African American rights in the government. By the end of 1944, 2 million African Americans were working in the war plants.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 1941

Japanese airships bomb Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Mexico Declares War

1942

Mexico declares war on the axis and the government sends 375,000 farmers to the U.S.A

Japanese Americans are Evicted from the Pacific

February 1942

110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from the pacific coasts in order to protect them and other races.

Stalingrad Victory

September 1942 - February 2, 1943

The Soviet Union defeats Germany and stops their eastward advance.

Italy's Defeat

September 8, 1943 - May 1945

Allies invade from North Africa. Rome is liberated in 1944.

V-E Day

1945

Germany surrenders. Europe's victory

Heroshima and Nagasaki

August 1945

The United States drops atomic bombs on Japan.

V-J Day

August 15, 1945

Japan Surrenders

Shania's Birth

February 2 1999

The best day in United States History