World War II and the Holocaust. The Path to War in Europe A. 1936 : Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland . France & Great Britain did not want to force the issue. This was the beginning of appeasement. Rhineland. B. 1938 :
A. 1936 :
A. 1931 :
In 1942, the United States Marine Corps recruited the Navajo to develop a military code that the Japanese could not break.
1945 - U.S. president Harry S Truman decided to drop atomic bombs on Japan.
Hitler was convinced that Jewish people were the greatest threat to Aryan Empire.
1942 - Jews from countries occupied by or sympathetic to Germany were transported to Poland in freight trains.
Even as the Nazis were losing the war in 1944, Jews were being shipped from Greece and Hungary to the death camps.
Mass slaughter of European civilians, particularly European Jews, is called the Holocaust.
Two days later the SS man brought them back in a frightening condition. They had been sewn together like Siamese twins. The one child was tied to the second one on the back and wrists. Mengele had sewn their veins together. The wounds were filthy and they festered. There was a powerful stench of gangrene. The children screamed all night long. Somehow their mother managed to get hold of morphine and put an end to their suffering.