Following Anschluss which joined Germany and Austria, Jews in Austria were persecuted and victimised.
The Jewish synagogue in Munich was destroyed
The passports of all Austrian and German Jews had to be stamped with a large red letter ‘J’
Jews were made to pay one billion marks for the damage caused by Kristallnacht.
Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany
The first concentration camp was opened at Dachau in Germany
Faced with impending defeat, Hitler committed suicide
Germany surrendered and the war in Europe was over
Surviving Nazi leaders were put on trial at Nuremberg
Jews in German occupied countries were persecuted by the Nazis and many were sent to concentration camps.
A new concentration camp, Auschwitz, opened
The Warsaw Ghetto was sealed off. There were around 400,000 Jewish people inside
An order was issued for gypsies to be sent to concentration camps.
Reinhard Heydrich chosen to implement ‘Final Solution’
The first ‘Death Camp’ was opened at Chelmno.
The Nuremberg Laws were introduced. These laws were designed to take away Jewish rights of citizenship
Mass-gassing of Jews began at Auschwitz-Birkenau