Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-Germans, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."
From 1933-1936, in all German schools it is officially taught that "non-Aryans" are racially inferior. Jewish children are prohibited from participating in "Aryan" sports clubs, school orchestras, and other extracurricular activities. Jewish children are banned from playgrounds, swimming pools, and parks in many German cities and towns.
The Nuremberg Laws are established to deprive Jews of their rights and citizenship. The picture to the left shows a chart used in the Holocaust to show the Nuremberg laws.
Hitler at the 1936 Olympics.
The Olympic Games take place in Berlin. Anti-Jewish signs (i.e., "Jews Not Welcome") are removed until the Games are completed to conceal their thoughts.
Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"): The Nazi organized nation-wide rallies result in the burning of hundreds of synagogues; the looting and destruction of many Jewish homes, schools, and community offices; vandalism; and the looting of 7,500 Jewish stores. Many Jews are beaten, and more than 90 are killed. Thirty-thousand Jewish men are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps. Several thousand Jewish women are arrested and sent to local jails. This is followed by a punitive fine to be paid by the Jewish community for the damages done to their businesses and the accelerated "Aryanization" of Jewish businesses.
November 12-december 8
All Jewish children are expelled from German schools and can attend only separate Jewish schools. Decrees ban Jews from public streets on certain days; Jews are forbidden drivers' licenses and car registrations. Jews must sell their businesses and real estate and hand over their securities and jewelry to the government at artificially low prices. Jews may no longer attend universities as teachers and/or students.
The aftermath of Germany's invasion in Poland.
The German army invade Poland and World War II begins.
Here is Hitler in Paris shortly after the Invasion.
The German army invades and defeats Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.
The German government closes all Jewish schools.
Approximately fifteen thousand Jews in the Lódz ghetto are deported to Chelmno, mostly children under ten and individuals over sixty-five, but also others who are too weak or ill to work. By September 16, approximately fifty-five thousand Jews have been deported to the killing center at Chelmno.
All Jews in concentration camps in Germany are sent to death camp at Auschwitz.
German officers fail and are caught in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.
June 23-July 14
Seven thousand one hundred ninety-six Jews are deported from the Lódz ghetto to Chelmno where they are killed.
Nazis empty Auschwitz and start prisoners on "death marches" to Germany.
The Soviet army liberates Auschwitz.
Troops from the United States liberate survivors from the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps.
Adolph Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin rather than be caught by the advancing Soviet army.