10 Major events of the Holocaust

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  • Hitler is Appointed Chancellor of Germany

    On January 30th 1933 President Hindenburg declared Adolf Hitler Chancellor of Germany; A nation with a Jewish population of 566,000. This gave Hitler his initial power starting the rain of Hitler and the Nazis.
  • The Nazis burn the Reichstag Building

    The Nazis burn the Reichstag Building
    The Nazis burned the Reichstag building to create a crisis atmosphere. As a result Hitler was given emergency powers on February 28, 1933. This event continued Hitler's power rant making him more powerful eventually leading top his dictatorship.
  • Dachau is opened outside Munich

    Dachau is opened outside Munich
    The Nazis opened the first concentration camp, Dachau, outside Munich. The first prisoners were political oponnents. This event marked the beginning of the concentration camps and soon was followed by many other camps. This also showed the start of Jewish hatred and inprisonment by Hitler.
  • Hitler is given dictatorial powers

    German Parliement passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers.
  • Nazis sieze Czechoslovakia

    The Nazi troops sieze Czechoslovakia which has a Jewish population of 350,000. March 15-16
  • Nazis arrest 17,000 Jews

    Nazis arrest 17,000 Jews of Polish nationality living in Germany, then expel them back to Poland which refuses them entry, leaving them in 'No-Man's Land' near the Polish border for several months.
  • Reichstang Speech

    Reichstang Speech
    Hitler threatens the Jews during the Reichstang Speech. Saying, "...if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a World War, then the result will not be the Bolshevizing of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!"
  • Nazis invade Poland

    The Nazi troops invaded Poland which has a Jewish population of 3.35 million. This marked the beginning of SS activity in Poland.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    On April 30th Hitler and his wife Eva came out of their private corridors and said goodbye to the staff who decided to stay and then returned to their corridors. Two minutes later the staff heard a gunshot. When the staff entered they found Hitler lying on the couch surrounded by a pool of blood. He had died from a shot to his right temple. His wife Eva had died from swallowing poison.
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    Mass killings of Jews

    Mass killings of Jews using Zyklon-B begin at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Bunker I (the red farmhouse) in Birkenau with the bodies being buried in mass graves in a nearby meadow.