Holocaust 1939-1942

Daniel McGowan

1939, Nazis experimented with poison gas

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1942

In 1942, systematic mass killing in stationary gas chambers (with carbon monoxide gas generated by diesel engines) began at Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka, all in Poland.
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1940

Nazis choose the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) in Poland near Krakow as the site of a new concentration camp.
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1940

Paris is occupied by the Nazis.
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1941

Nazis invade Russia.
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1942

Jews in France, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania ordered to wear yellow stars.
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