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Timeline to WWII (The Rise of Fascism in Germany)

  • Nov. 11, 1918: Armistice with Germany
  • June 28, 1919: Treaty of Versailles in signed The German army is decimated, the economy shattered, and war reparations are considerable
  • July 29, 1921: Hitler becomes leader of the Nazi Party
  • November 1923: Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch
  • July 18, 1925: Mein Kampf published
  • October 29, 1929: Stock Market crash
  • September 1930: Nazi party is now the second largest political party in Germany
  • January 30, 1933: Hitler becomes Chancellor
  • February 27, 1933: German Reichstag burns
  • March 12, 1933: First concentration camp opened
  • March 23, 1933: Enabling Act allows Hitler to become a dictator
  • May 10, 1933: Book burning
  • July 14, 1933: Nazi Party is declared the only legal party
  • August 19, 1934: Hitler becomes Führer
  • September 15, 1935: Jews stripped of legal rights
  • March 1938: Anschluss (union) with Austria
  • September 30, 1938: Munich Agreement
  • October 15, 1938: German troops occupy the Sudetenland
  • November 9, 1938: Kristallnacht
  • March 15, 1939: Nazis take Czechoslovakia
  • September 1, 1939: Nazis invade Poland
  • September 3, 1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany

The Rise of Hitler (BBC videos)