Nazi Timeline 1933-1944: Persecution of the Jewish Race

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Nazi Germany 1933 1944:
Persecution of the Jewish race

January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany a nation with a Jewish
population of 566,000.

February 27, 1933 Nazis burn Reichstag building to create crisis atmosphere.

February 28, 1933 Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result…

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July 20, 1934 The SS (Schutzstaffel) is made an independent organization from the SA.

July 22, 1934 Jews are prohibited from getting legal qualifications.

August 2, 1934 German President von Hindenburg dies. Hitler becomes Führer.


May 21, 1935 Nazis ban Jews from serving in the military.

September 15, 1935…

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August 11, 1938 Nazis destroy the synagogue in Nuremberg.

August 17, 1938 Nazis require Jewish women to add Sarah and men to add Israel to their names
on all legal documents including passports.

September 27, 1938 Jews are prohibited from all legal practices.

October 5, 1938 Law requires Jewish passports…

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In October Nazis begin euthanasia on sick and disabled in Germany.

November 23, 1939 Yellow stars required to be worn by Polish Jews over age 10.


April 30, 1940 The Lodz Ghetto in occupied Poland is sealed off from the outside world with
230,000 Jews locked inside.

June 14,…

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In January Mass killings of Jews using ZyklonB begin at AuschwitzBirkenau in Bunker I (the
red farmhouse) in Birkenau with the bodies being buried in mass graves in a nearby meadow.

January 20, 1942 Wannsee Conference to coordinate the "Final Solution."


April 20, 1942 German Jews are banned…

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November 25, 1944 Himmler orders destruction of the crematories at Auschwitz.


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