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The Holocaust

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Alison Andrascavage

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The Holocaust By:Alison Andrascavage 1919 January 2 German Worker's Party founded in Munich by Karl Harrer and Anton Drexler. 1920 March German Worker's Party changes name to National Socialist German Worker's Party,soon becomes known as Nazi Party. Since the end of World War II,the word Holocaust is understood to describe what happened to Jews and other groups at the hands of Nazi Germany.These are some of the important events of the Holocaust. 1889 April 20 Birth of Adolf Hitler in Austria . 1933 January 30 Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany. 1933 April 7 First anti-Jewish laws passed by German Reichstag. 1935 September 13 1919 September 19 Adolf Hitler becomes a member of the German Worker's Party. Nuremberg Laws strip Jews of rights as citizens. 1938 November 9-10 SS mobs destroy Jewish shops and synagogues in Kristallnacht riots. 1939 September 1 Germany invades Poland,starting World War II. 1939 September 21 Reinhard Heydrich orders Jews of Poland into ghettos. 1940 February Labor camp for Jews established at Belzec. 1940 February 12 Beginning of evacuation of Jews from Germany. 1940 February 21 Concentration camp established at Auschwitz in Poland. 1940 July Herman Goring assigns Reinhard Haydrich plans for Final Solution;Heinrich Himmler,head of the SS,tells Rudolf Hoss that Hitler ordered the SS to carry out Final Solution. 1941 June 22 Germany invades Soviet Union;Einsatzgruppen begin mass killing of Communist Party officials and Jews. 1941 September 3 Poison gas Zyklon-B tested at Auschwitz. 1942 January 20 Conference at Wannsee,outside Berlin,decides on extermination as the "final solution" to the "Jewish question." 1942 June 23 Full-scale gassings begin at Auschwitz. 1942 July 19 Henrich Himmler orders all Jews in Poland to be sent to death camps by December 31. 1944 Late July Germans ship last prisoners to Auschwitz. 1945 January 6 Last executions at Auschwitz. 1945 January 18 Germans abandon Auschwitz. 1945 January 27 Russian troops reach Auschwitz. 1945 May 8 German surrender ends World War II in Europe. 1945 November 20 Top Nazis go to trial in Nuremberg. Sources Books The Death Camps by William W. Lace The Holocaust by Charles and Linda George The Nazis by William W. Lace Websites www.holocaustchronicle.org www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/holocaust.html library.thinkquest.org/1236 frank.mtsu.edu/~baustin/holo.html Karl Harrer and Anton Drexler Reinhard Heydrich Heinrich Himmler Zyklon-B Gas Chamber Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Labor Camp Auschwitz 1945 April 30 Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin. Soldiers with the prisoners they liberated.. Wannsee Conference Synagogue damaged during Kristallnacht. Hitler's Bunker Nuremberg Trial Anti-Jewish legislation 1933-1943
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