Timeline of Holocaust

Main

Nazi Party

1929

His Nazi Party only took off after the full impact of the Wall Street Crash.

Nazification

1933 - 1945

Nazi Germany, also known as the Third Reich, is the common name for Germany during the period from 1933 to 1945, when its government was controlled by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party

The Camps

1933 - 1939

The camps were where the Jews were held and tortured.

The Ghettos

1933

For centuries, Jews had faced persecution, and were often forced to live in designated areas called ghettos

Rescue and Liberation

1938

The Soviets liberated Auschwitz, the largest killing center and concentration camp, in January 1945. The Nazis had forced the majority of Auschwitz prisoners to march westward (in what would become known as "death marches")

Resistance

1943

Organized armed resistance was the most forceful form of Jewish opposition to Nazi policies in German-occupied Europe. Jewish civilians offered armed resistance in over 100 ghettos in occupied Poland and the Soviet Union

Aftermath

1945 - 1946

When Polish rioters killed at least 42 Jews and beat many others. n 41,000 displaced persons immigrated to the United States; approximately 28,000 were Jews. In 1948, the US Congress passed the Displaced Persons Act, which provided approximately 400,000 US immigration visas for displaced persons between January 1, 1949, and December 31, 1952. Of the 400,000 displaced persons who entered the US under the DP Act, approximately 68,000 were Jew