Speech by Adolf Hitler, January 31, 1939
"Today I will once more be a prophet: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the bolshevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!"
- Jan. 30, 1933; Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany
- March 24, 1933; German Parliament passes enabling act giving Hitler Dictatorial powers
- April 1, 1933; Nazi stage boycott of Jewish shops and businesses
- Nov. 24, 1933; Nazi pass a law against habitual and dangerous criminals, which allows beggars, homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps
- Jan. 24, 1934; Jews are banned from the German labor front
- May 21, 1935; Nazi ban Jews from serving in army
- July 23, 1938; Nazi order Jews over age 15 to apply for identity cards from the police, to be shown on demand to any police officer
- April 30, 1939; Jews lose rights as tenants and are relocated to Jewish houses
- July 17, 1940; The first anti-Jewish measures are taken in Vichy France
- March 7, 1941; German Jews ordered into forced labor
Books and Movies about the Holocaust
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, By: Andrea Warren (HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2001) The book is a harrowing retelling of Jack Mandelbaum’s Holocaust experience when he was 12, is separated from his family and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. The author uses the boy’s words to tell his tragic story.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank (Prentice Hall, 1993) is the diary of a young Jewish girl who spends her teenage years in hiding from the Germans during the Holocaust.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A movie about a young German boy who explores around his home and discovers a concentration camp.
Anne Frank's Diary (as a primary source)
Shows what her life was like living in hiding from the Jews.
Impact on society
What I learned