First underground activities by Jewish youth movements in Poland.
APRIL 9, 1940
German Army occupies Denmark and Southern Norway.
Copenhagen and Oslo taken.
APRIL 27, 1940
Himmler directive to establish a concentration camp at
MAY 10, 1940
Massive German invasion of Holland, Belgium and France
JUNE 4, 1940
Evacuation of British army from Dunkirk is completed.
JUNE 22, 1940
French army surrenders. Marshal Petain signs armistice
SEPTEMBER 27 1940
Establishment of Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis
NOVEMBER 20-24, 1940
Hungary, Rumania and Slovakia join the Axis.
AUGUST 10, 1940
Anti-Jewish racist laws passed in Rumania.
Mass demonstrations by starving people in Lodz Ghetto. Organization of "Forteresse Juive" (later "Arm6e Juive") begins in France.
OCTOBER 3, 1940
Anti-Jewish laws (Statut des Juifs) passed by Vichy (France)
NOVEMBER 15, 1940
Warsaw Ghetto sealed off.
Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum founds "Oneg Shabbat" secret archives in the Warsaw Ghetto