Nazi Germany

Articles on the rise and downfall, and most important events of Nazi Germany

Articles on the rise and downfall, and most important events of Nazi Germany


How Long Was Anne Frank in Hiding?

When Anne Frank and her family went into hiding on Monday, July 6, 1942, they had no idea that they would stay there without going outside once for two years. The Secret Annex Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father, had created a Secret Annex at the back of his business of…

What Was Kristallnacht?

Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) took place between 9 and 10 November on 1939 when non-Jewish Germans and SA paramilitary killed and arrested thousands of Jews all across Austria and Nazi Germany. It was the first time that Nazi policies against Jews became violent on such a large scale.…

Where is Auschwitz?

Auschwitz was one of Germany's largest death camps where thousands of Jews were exterminated. It is situated in southern Poland, which at the time had been annexed by Germany. It is located close to Oświęcim, an industrial town, but the cities Krakow (70km) and Katowice (40km) are better known today.…

What Were the Nuremberg Laws?

The Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 after their yearly rally in Nuremberg. These new laws acted to institutionalized many of the Nazi's racial ideologies. Jewish Rights Through the Nuremberg laws, German Jews were denied Reich citizenship. Jews were also not allowed to marry or have sexual relations with…

When Did the Holocaust Start?

When did the Holocaust start? The Holocaust (Ha-shoah in Hebrew) took place between 1933 and 1945 and is associated with the persecution and murder of over 6,000,000 Jews and other people, including gays and Roma people. During the Holocaust, two thirds of all Jews in Europe were killed and one…

Nazi Germany – Bibliography

German Election Results - Trotsky Internet Archive Axis History Factbook - Marcus Wendel Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler   This post is part of our collection of resources on Nazi Germany. Click here for our comprehensive information resource on the society, ideology, and key events in Nazi Germany.

Holocaust Timeline

The Holocaust Date Summary Detailed Information 30th January 1933 Hitler Chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany 22nd March 1933 First concentration camp opened The first concentration camp was opened at Dachau in Germany 1st April 1933 Jewish shops boycotted Germans were told not to buy from…

Nazi Germany Timeline: Important Dates And Events

See below for a Nazi Germany timeline: "Nazis Nearly Assassinated Stalin, Churchill, and FDR in 1943. What If They Had Succeeded?" For the full "History Unplugged" podcast, click here! Nazi Germany Timeline: Nazi Germany Timeline Dates Nazi Germany Timeline Events 9th November 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated. Weimar Republic declared. 28th…

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Nazi Germany – Sudetenland

At the end of World War One the treaties of Versailles, St Germain and Trianon broke the Austro-Hungarian Empire and took land from both countries and also from Germany to give to other countries. The Sudetenland was taken away from Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and given to Czechoslovakia. The…

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Nazi Germany – Anschluss

By 1938, Hitler felt strong enough to plan a union or Anschluss with Austria. This was part of his aim to unite all German-speaking people in one country. It was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles so Hitler had to plan very carefully. Hitler began by ordering the Austrian Nazi…

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