Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Women and children being cleared out of the Warsaw ghetto by the SS, ready for transport to Auschwitz.
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18/01/1943First resistance by Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
29/01/1943Nazis order all Gypsies arrested and sent to extermination camps.
30/01/1943Ernst Kaltenbrunner succeeds Heydrich as head of RSHA. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
27/02/1943Jews working in Berlin armaments industry are sent to Auschwitz.
A group of German wives of Jewish men begin to gather and protest in Berlin in order to try and stop the deportation of their husbands to concentrations camps. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
01/03/1943In New York, American Jews hold a mass rally at Madison Square Garden to pressure the U.S. government into helping the Jews of Europe.
08/03/1943Over 1,000 Germans wife's of Jewish men deported to concentrations camps are now protesting in Berlin. To prevent this kind of protest from spreading, Joseph Goebbels orders the release of the 1,500 Jewish men.
14/03/1943The Krakow Ghetto is liquidated.
17/03/1943Bulgaria states opposition to deportation of its Jews.
22/03/1943Newly built gas chamber/crematory IV opens at Auschwitz.
31/03/1943Newly built gas chamber/crematory II opens at Auschwitz. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
04/04/1943Newly built gas chamber/crematory V opens at Auschwitz.
09/04/1943Exterminations at Chelmno cease. The camp will be reactivated in the spring of 1944 to liquidate ghettos. In all, Chelmno will total 300,000 deaths.
19/04/1943An armed uprising in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw begins.
20/04/1943The Jewish uprising in Warsaw triggers a massive German response and initiates a month long massacre of the 60,000 Jews in the ghetto. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
16/05/1943The Warsaw ghetto is finally cleared of Jews by the German police and security units. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
11/06/1943Himmler orders liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in occupied Poland.
19/06/1943Goebbels declares Berlin to be Judenfrei (cleansed of Jews).
25/06/1943Newly built gas chamber/crematory III opens at Auschwitz. With its completion, the four new crematories at Auschwitz have a daily capacity of 4,756 bodies. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
02/08/1943Two hundred Jews escape from Treblinka extermination camp during a revolt.
16/08/1943The Bialystok Ghetto is liquidated. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
11/09/1943Beginning of Jewish family transports from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.
30/09/1943On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the Gestapo and Danish Nazis begin rounding up all Danish Jews. However, a large number of Danish Jews had been saved when an anti-nazi businessman got wind of the German plan and passed the details to the Danish resistance who, with the help of Danish fisherman ferried many Jews to neutral Sweden. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
04/10/1943Himmler talks openly about the Final Solution at Posen.
14/10/1943Massive escape from Sobibor as Jews and Soviet POWs break out, with 300 making it safely into nearby woods. Of those 300, fifty will survive. Exterminations then cease at Sobibor, after over 250,000 deaths. All traces of the death camp are then removed and trees are planted.
16/10/1943Jews in Rome rounded up, with over 1,000 sent to Auschwitz.
20/10/1943An allied agreement to set up UN commission on war crimes is announced in London. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
Nazis carry out Operation Harvest Festival in occupied Poland, killing 42,000 Jews.
04/11/1943Quote from Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer, published by Julius Streicher - "It is actually true that the Jews have, so to speak, disappeared from Europe and that the Jewish 'Reservoir of the East' from which the Jewish pestilence has for centuries beset the peoples of Europe has ceased to exist. But the Führer of the German people at the beginning of the war prophesied what has now come to pass."
11/11/1943Auschwitz Kommandant Höss is promoted to chief inspector of concentration camps. The new kommandant, Liebehenschel, then divides up the vast Auschwitz complex of over 30 sub-camps into three main sections.
20/11/1943Jews in northern Italy are to be sent to concentration camps. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
02/12/1943The first transport of Jews from Vienna arrives at Auschwitz.
16/12/1943The chief surgeon at Auschwitz reports that 106 castration operations have been performed.
Jews being transported to a concentration camp in 1942.
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20/01/1942In the Wannsee suburb of Berlin, the formal adoption of the 'Final Solution to the Jewish Problem' takes place. In practice this meant that all Jews in occupied Europe were to be transported to the east. The able bodied were worked until they died, while the remainder were put to death.
30/01/1942Hitler, speaking at the Berlin Sports Palace, reaffirms his prewar prophecy concerning the Jews; once again telling an audience that "the result of this war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews."
31/01/1942SS Einsatzgruppe A reports a tally of 229,052 Jews killed. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
17/03/1942The deportation of Jews from Lublin to Belzec begins.
24/03/1942The start of deportation of Slovak Jews to Auschwitz.
27/03/1942The start of deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz.
28/03/1942Fritz Sauckel named Chief of Manpower to expedite recruitment of slave labour.
30/03/1942First trainloads of Jews from Paris arrive at Auschwitz. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
20/04/1942German Jews are banned from using public transportation. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
07/05/1942Dutch Jews are forced to wear the yellow 'Star of David' badge.
10/05/1942The German open up a new death camp just outside Minsk, near the village of Maly Trostenets. Russian POW's and Jews have been forced to build the barracks for 600 slave labourers and their German and Ukrainian guards. Tens of thousands of Austrian, German, and Czech Jews are shipped there and driven towards the village in mobile gas chambers. When the vans reach the camp, all inside them are dead. At the camp, the slave labourers bury the bodies in deep pits. Maly Trostenets remains a tight German secret.
18/05/1942The New York Times reports on an inside page that Nazis have machine-gunned over 100,000 Jews in the Baltic states, 100,000 in Poland and twice as many in western Russia. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
01/06/1942Jews in Belgium, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania ordered to wear yellow stars.
05/06/1942SS report 97,000 persons have been "processed" in mobile gas vans.
07/06/1942All Jews over six are forced to wear the 'Star of David' in Occupied France.
11/06/1942Eichmann meets with representatives from France, Belgium and Holland to coordinate deportation plans for Jews.
27/06/1942Dr. Heinisch, the German administrator in the Przemysl area, issues a public instruction. "Every Ukrainian or Pole who attempts by any means whatsoever to impede the campaign for the deportation of Jews, will be shot. Every Ukrainian or Pole found in a Jewish quarter looting Jewish homes will be shot. Every Ukrainian or Pole attempting to conceal a Jew will be shot." In the next month, 24,000 Jews from western Galicia, Heinisch's district, pass through Przemysl. All are taken to Belzec and killed.
30/06/1942At Auschwitz, a second gas chamber, Bunker II (the white farmhouse), is made operational at Birkenau due to the number of Jews arriving. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
02/07/1942The New York Times reports via the London Daily Telegraph that over 1,000,000 Jews have already been killed by Nazis. Jews from Berlin sent to Theresienstadt.
07/07/1942Himmler grants permission for sterilization experiments at Auschwitz.
14/07/1942Beginning of deportation of Dutch Jews to Auschwitz.
16/07/194212,887 Jews of Paris are rounded up and sent to Drancy Internment Camp located outside the city.
17/07/1942Himmler visits Auschwitz-Birkenau for two days, inspecting all ongoing construction and expansion, then observes the extermination process from start to finish as two trainloads of Jews arrive from Holland. Kommandant Höss is then promoted. Construction includes four large gas chamber/crematories.
19/07/1942Himmler orders Operation Reinhard, mass deportations of Jews in Poland to extermination camps.
22/07/1942Treblinka concentration camp is opened, which initiates new deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto. The deportation of Belgian Jews to Auschwitz begins.
23/07/1942Treblinka extermination camp opened in occupied Poland, east of Warsaw. The camp is fitted with two buildings containing 10 gas chambers, each holding 200 persons. Carbon monoxide gas is piped in from engines placed outside the chamber, but Zyklon-B will later be substituted. Bodies are burned in open pits. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
06/08/1942The British section of the 'World Jewish Congress', claims that 1,000,000 Jews are already dead in occupied Europe.
26/08/19427,000 Jews arrested in unoccupied France. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
09/09/1942Open pit burning of bodies begins at Auschwitz in place of burial. The decision is made to dig up and burn those already buried, 107,000 corpses, to prevent fouling of ground water.
18/09/1942Reduction of food rations for Jews in Germany.
21/09/1942The inter-allied information committee estimates that the Germans have so far, executed 207,373 people in occupied Europe.
26/09/1942The SS begin to take profit from the possessions and valuables of Jews from Auschwitz and Majdanek. German banknotes are sent to the Reichs Bank. Foreign currency, gold, jewels and other valuables are sent to SS Headquarters of the Economic Administration. Watches, clocks and pens are distributed to troops at the front. Clothing is distributed to German families. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
05/10/1942Himmler orders all Jews in concentration camps in Germany to be sent to Auschwitz and Majdanek.
22/10/1942SS put down a revolt at Sachsenhausen by a group of Jews about to be sent to Auschwitz.
26/10/1942850 Jews are arrested in Norway.
28/10/1942The first transport from Theresienstadt arrives at Auschwitz. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
The Germans make the first large deportation of Jews from Norway. - The Most Complete World War 2 Timeline Available
10/12/1942The first transport of Jews from Germany arrives at Auschwitz.
17/12/1942The British Parliament vows to avenge Nazi crimes against Jews, as Eden announces that the Germans ‘are now carrying into effect Hitler’s often repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe’. U.S. declares those crimes will be avenged.
28/12/1942Sterilization experiments on women at Birkenau begin.

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