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Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany a nation with a Jewish p opulation of 566,000.
Nazis issue a Decree defining a non-Aryan as "anyone descended from non-Aryan, especially Jewish, parents or grandparents.
The Night of Long Knives occurs as Hitler, Göring and Himmler cond uct a purge of the SA (storm trooper) leadership.
Nazis pass law allowing forced abortions on women to pre vent them from passing on hereditary diseases.
Jews are banned from many professional occupations including teaching Germans, and from being accou ntants or dentists. They are also denied tax reductions and child allowances.
British Foreign Secretary Eden tells the British House of Commons the Nazis are "now carrying into effect Hitler' s oft repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people of Europe." The U.S. declares those crimes will be avenged.
The Krakow Ghetto is liquidated.
Russians liberate Budapest, freeing over 80,000 Jews.
Russians li berate Budapest, freeing over 80,000 Jews.
Approximately 40,000 prisoners freed at Bergen-Belsen by the British, who report "both inside and outs ide the huts was a carpet of dead bodies, human excreta, rags and filth."
Hitler commits suicide i n his Berlin bunker.
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