Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany a nation with a Jewish population of 566,000.
February 22, 1933 - February 27, 1933
40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police.
February 27, 1933 - February 28, 1933
Nazis burn Reichstag building to create crisis atmosphere.
February 28, 1933 - March 22, 1933
Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result of the Reichstag fire.
Nazis open Dachau
March 22, 1933 - March 24, 1933
Nazis open Dachau concentration camp near Munich, to be followed by Buchenwald near Weimar in central Germany, Sachsenhausen near Berlin in northern Germany, and Ravensbrück for women.
March 24, 1933 - April 1, 1933
German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers.
April 1, 1933 - April 11, 1933
Nazis stage boycott of Jewish shops and businesses.
Nazis issue a Decree
April 11, 1933 - April 26, 1933
Nazis issue a Decree defining a non-Aryan as "anyone descended from non-Aryan, especially Jewish, parents or grandparents. One parent or grandparent classifies the descendant as non-Aryan...especially if one parent or grandparent was of the Jewish faith."
April 26, 1933 - May 10, 1933
The Gestapo is born, created by Hermann Göring in the German state of Prussia.
Burning of books
May 10, 1933 - July 14, 1933
Burning of books in Berlin and throughout Germany.
July 14, 1933 - July 31,1933
Nazi Party is declared the only legal party in Germany; Also, Nazis pass Law to strip Jewish immigrants from Poland of their German citizenship.
Nazis pass law
July 31,1933 - September 14, 1933
Nazis pass law allowing for forced sterilization of those found by a Hereditary Health Court to have genetic defects.
September 14, 1933 - September 29, 1933
Nazis establish Reich Chamber of Culture, then exclude Jews from the Arts.
September 29, 1933 - October 4, 1933
Nazis prohibit Jews from owning land.
October 4, 1933 - November 24, 1933
Jews are prohibited from being newspaper editors.
Nazis pass a Law
November 24, 1933 - January 24, 1934
Nazis pass a Law against Habitual and Dangerous Criminals, which allows beggars, the homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps.
January 24, 1934 - May 17, 1934
Jews are banned from the German Labor Front.
May 17, 1934 - June 30, 1934
Jews not allowed national health insurance.
The Night of Long Knives
June 30, 1934 - July 20, 1934
The Night of Long Knives occurs as Hitler, Göring and Himmler conduct a purge of the SA (storm trooper) leadership.
The SS (Schutzstaffel)
July 20, 1934 - July 22, 1934
The SS (Schutzstaffel) is made an independent organization from the SA.
July 22, 1934 - August 2, 1934
Jews are prohibited from getting legal qualifications.
August 2, 1934 - August 19, 1934
German President von Hindenburg dies. Hitler becomes Führer.