timeline of major events 1933 - 1945

Timeline created by larkmole123
  • Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

    Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany
  • Gestapo established

    Gestapo established
  • Public burning of books written by Jews, political dissidents, and others not approved by the state

    Public burning of books written by Jews, political dissidents, and others not approved by the state
  • The Nuremberg Laws are put into effect

    The Nuremberg Laws are put into effect
  • Kristallnacht or "Crystal Night" occurs

    Kristallnacht or "Crystal Night" occurs
  • Jewish doctors barred from practicing medicine in German institutions

    Jewish doctors barred from practicing medicine in German institutions
  • Buchenwald concentration camp opens

    Buchenwald concentration camp opens
  • All Jewish pupils expelled from German schools

    All Jewish pupils expelled from German schools
  • German Jews are evivted from their homes and forced into ghettos

    German Jews are evivted from their homes and forced into ghettos
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
  • Auschwitz becomes a concentration camp

    Auschwitz becomes a concentration camp
  • Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
  • United States declares war on Japan and Germany

    United States declares war on Japan and Germany
  • Extermination begins in Belzec; by end of 1942 600,000 Jews murdered

    Extermination begins in Belzec; by end of 1942 600,000 Jews murdered
  • Warsaw Ghetto revolt begins as Germans attempt to liquidate 70,000 inhabitants; Jewish underground fights Nazis

    Warsaw Ghetto revolt begins as Germans attempt to liquidate 70,000 inhabitants; Jewish underground fights Nazis
  • Nazis begin deporting Hungarian Jews; by June 27, 380,000 sent to Auschwitz

    Nazis begin deporting Hungarian Jews; by June 27, 380,000 sent to Auschwitz
  • Group of German officers attempt to assassinate Hitler

    Group of German officers attempt to assassinate Hitler
  • Allies liberate Pearl Harbor

    Allies liberate Pearl Harbor
  • Russia liberates Auschwitz

    Russia liberates Auschwitz
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
  • World war 2 ends

    World war 2 ends