The Ten Most Important Things in the Holocaust

  1. January 30th, 1933- Hitler is announced Chancellor of Germany
  2. February 27th, 1933- The Reichstag Building was burned by the Nazis to create a crisis-like atmosphere.
  3. August 2nd, 1934- Hindenburg dies and Hitler becomes F├╝hrer
  4. September 15th, 1935- The Nuremberg Race Laws against Jews were passed.
  5. July 23rd, 1938- Jews over the age of 15 are ordered to apply for identity cards from the police. They must show them whenever they are ordered to.
  6. January 1942- The massive killings of Jews begin to take place at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The bodies are buried in mass graves nearby.
  7. March 1st, 1943- In New York, American Jews hold a mass rally at Madison Square Garden to try and pressure the U.S. government into helping the European Jews.
  8. July 24th, 1944- Russian troops liberate the first concentration camp at Majdanek. Over 360,000 Jews had been murdered there.
  9. 1945- Nazis begin to conduct the death marches of the concentration camps as the Allied Troops advance.
  10. April 30th, 1945- Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin after the Allied forces reached Berlin.