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.
Pictures from the Liberation of German Holocaust Camps
And German documents