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Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany a nation with a Jewish population of 566,000.
40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police.
Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result of the Reichstag building fire.
German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers.
Nazis stage boycott of Jewish shops and businesses.
Jews are banned from the German Labor Front.
Jews not allowed national health insurance.
The Night of Broken Glass occurs as Hitler, Göring and Himmler conduct a purge of the SA (storm trooper) leadership.
Nazis ban Jews from serving in the military.
SS Deathshead division is established to guard concentration camps. Nazis occupy the Rhineland.
SS leader Reinhard Heydrich is ordered by Göring to speed up the emigration of Jews.
Nazis invade Poland (Jewish pop. 3.35 million, the largest in Europe). Beginning of SS activity in Poland. Jews in Germany are forbidden to be outdoors after 8 p.m. in winter and 9 p.m. in summer.
Nazis choose the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) in Poland near Krakow as the site of a new concentration camp.
430 Jewish hostages are deported from Amsterdam after a Dutch Nazi is killed by Jews.
Multiple trainloads of Jews are sent to Auschwitz.
Exterminations at Belzec cease after an estimated 600,000 Jews have been murdered. The camp is then dismantled, plowed over and planted.
The number of Jews killed by SS Einsatzgruppen passes one million. Nazis then use special units of slave laborers to dig up and burn the bodies to remove all traces.
D-Day: Allied landings in Normandy on the coast of northern France.
Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker.Americans free 33,000 inmates from concentration camps.
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