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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 fire.
German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers.
Nazis issue a Decree defining a non-Aryan as "anyone descended from non-Aryan, especially Jewish, parents or grandparents. One parent or grandparent classifies the descendant as non-Aryan...especially if one parent or grandparent was of the Jewish faith."
Nazi Party is declared the only legal party in Germany; Also, Nazis pass Law to strip Jewish immigrants from Poland of their German citizenship.
The SS (Schutzstaffel) is made an independent organization from the SA.
Hitler becomes Führer.
Nuremberg Race Laws against Jews decreed.
The German Gestapo is placed above the law.
Nazi troops enter Austria, which has a population of 200,000 Jews, mainly living in Vienna. Hitler announces Anschluss (union) with Austria.
Nazis force Jews to hand over all gold and silver items.
Nazi troops seize Czechoslovakia
Nazis invade Poland
Jews in Germany are forbidden to be outdoors after 8 p.m. in winter and 9 p.m. in summer.
Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.
Soviet troops invade eastern Poland.
Forced labor decree issued for Polish Jews aged 14 to 60.
Yellow stars required to be worn by Polish Jews over age 10.
Nazis choose the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) in Poland near Krakow as the site of a new concentration camp
First deportation of German Jews into occupied Poland.
Nazis invade Denmark
France signs an armistice with Hitler.
Nazis invade Romania
Deportation of 29,000 German Jews from Baden, the Saar, and Alsace-Lorraine into Vichy France.
Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia become Nazi Allies.
The Warsaw Ghetto, containing over 400,000 Jews, is sealed off.
German Jews ordered into forced labor.
The German Army High Command gives approval to RSHA and Heydrich on the tasks of SS murder squads (Einsatzgruppen) in occupied Poland.
Nazis invade Russia
Hitler declares war on the United States
Wannsee Conference to coordinate the "Final Solution."
First resistance by Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto
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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