Our Holocaust Timeline!
|- Adolf Hitler
was elected Chancellor of Germany
-The Nazis set up the first concentration camp at Dachau. The first inmates are 200 Communists.
- Books with ideas considered dangerous to Nazi beliefs are burned.
|-1934||- Hitler combines the
positions of chancellor and president to become 'Fuhrer' or 'leader of
- Jewish newspapers can no longer be sold in the streets
|-1935||- Jewsish poeple are deprived of their citizenship and other basic rights.|
|-1936||- Nazis boycott Jewish-owned
- The Olympic Games are held in Germany; Jewish people are moved until the
event is over
- Jewish people no longer have the right to vote.
|-1938||- German troops annexed Austria.
- On Kristallnacht, the 'Night of Broken Glass,' Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria - 30,000 Jewish people are arrested.
- Jewish people must carry ID cards and Jewish passports are marked with a "J.
- Jewish people no longer, attend plays, concerts, etc.;
all Jewish children are moved to Jewish schools.
- Jewish businesses are shut down; they must sell businesses and hand over securities and jewels.
- Jewish people must hand over driver's licenses and car registrations.
- Jewish people must be in certain places at certain times.
|-1939||- Germany takes over
Czechoslovakia and invades Poland.
- World War II begins as Britain and France declare war on Germany.
- Hitler orders that Jews must follow curfews; Jewish people must turn in radios to the police; Jewish people must wear yellow stars of David.
|-1940||- Nazis begin deporting
German Jewish people to Poland.
- Jewish people are forced into ghettos.
- Nazis begin the first mass murder of Jewish people in Poland.
- Jewish people are put into concentration camps.
|-1941||- Germany attacks the
- Jewish people throughout Western Europe are forced into ghettos.
- Jewish people may not leave their houses without permission from the police.
- Jewish people may no longer use public telephones.
|-1942||- Nazi officials discuss
the 'Final Solution' - their plan to kill all European Jewish people-
to the government officials.
- Jewish people are forbidden to: subscribe to newspapers, own pets, go to school, use public transportation, or keep electrical equipment like typewriters, or bicycles.
|-1943||- February: About 80
to 85 percent of the Jewish people who would die in the Holocaust have
already been murdered.
|-1944||- Hitler takes over Hungary and begins deporting 12,000 Hungarian Jewish people each day to Auschwitz where they are murdered.|
|-1945||- Hitler is defeated
and World War II ends in Europe.
- The Holocaust is over and the death camps are emptied.
- Many survivors are placed in displaced persons facilities.
|-1946||- An International Military
Tribunal (Judicial assembly) is created by Britain, France,the United
States, and the Soviet Union.
- At Nuremburg, Nazi leaders are tried for war crimes by the above Judicial assembly.
|-1947||- The United Nations establishes a Jewish homeland in British-controlled Palestine, which becomes the State of Israel in 1948.|