The Holocaust

The Holocaust: 1933-1945

Adolf Hitler was appointed the Chancellor of Germany

01/30/1933

Jews were getting their rights taken away.

7/1/1933 - 12/31/1933

Nazi Party is declared the only party.

07/14/1933

The Nazi Party passes a law in which the citizenship of the Polish Jews is taken away from them.

German President dies; Hitler takes over.

8/2/1934

Paul von Hindenburg was the President of Germany before Hitler.

Nazi push artists into Jewish Cultural Unions

8/6/1935

German troops enter the Rhineland.

3/7/1936

Olympic Games in Berlin begin.

7/1/1936

Germany enters Austria.

3/12/1938

Nazi troops occupies the Sudetenland

10/15/1938

Nazi force Jews to give up gold and silver items.

2/21/1939

Hitler announces the isolation of the Jews.

10/6/1939

German police make sure the isolation process works.

The Polish Jews are told to wear a yellow star.

11/23/1939

The Star of David is the yellow star that the Jewish people have to wear.

Lodz Ghetto is occupied

4/30/1940

While the ghetto is being occupied, Poland is being sealed off from the rest of the world. 230,000 Jews are still in Poland.

Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia become German allies.

11/1/1940 - 11/30/1940

German Jews are ordered into forced labor.

3/7/1941

Mass killing of Jews in Auschwitz.

1/1/1942 - 1/31/1942

More Jews are transported to Auschwitz.

3/24/1942

Gypsies are sent to extermination camps.

1/29/1943

Russian liberate the first concentration camp.

7/24/1944

The Russian troops liberate the first concentration camp in Majdanek. There were over 360,000 people murdered.

Anne Frank

8/4/1944

Anne Frank and her family were taken in Amsterdam and were brought to Auschwitz.

Last use of the gas chambers at Auschwitz.

10/30/1944

Death Marches.

1/1/1945 - 4/30/1945

In 1945 Nazi's conducted death marches in the concentration camps to keep the inmates away from areas being liberated.

Russian troops liberate Auschwitz.

1/27/1945

About 2,000,000 people were killed at Auschwitz when they liberated it, 1,500,000 were Jews. The sign says, "Work makes on free".

Hilter commits suicide at his bunker in Berlin.

4/30/1945

Americans liberate.

4/30/1945

American troops liberate about 33,000 inmates that were in the concentration camps.

Germany surrenders unconditionally.

5/7/1945