The Holocaust. 1933-1961. January 30, 1933. Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany Germany’s Jewish population is 566,000. Reichstag Burns. February 27- Nazis burn Reichstag to create crisis atmosphere. February 28- Emergency Powers granted to Hitler.
- - Nazis issue a decree defining a non-Aryan as "anyone descended from non-Aryan, especially Jewish, parents or grandparents. One parent or grandparent classifies the descendant as non-Aryan...especially if one parent or grandparent was of the Jewish faith."
"I swear by God this sacred oath: I will render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and will be ready as a brave soldier to risk my life at any time for this oath."
- Nov 9/10The Night of Broken Glass.
October 1939 – Nazis begin euthenasia of sick and disabled in Germany.
October – All Polish Jews 14 to 60 must complete forced labor
November – Yellow stars required to be worn by Polish Jews over age 10
- Julius Streicher - "...The time is near when a machine will go into motion which is going to prepare a grave for the world's criminal - Judah - from which there will be no resurrection."
Crematoriums are built to handle the processing of human remains.
What the Soldier’s Saw
Pictures from the Liberation of German Holocaust Camps
And German documents