The Holocaust - 1940
By: Rithvik N, Rishik B, Abhi A, and Aneesh P
April 9, 1940 (Invasion of Denmark and Norway)
- The Germans deployed thousands of troops occupying majority of Norway
- While this was happening in Norway, at the same time, Germany is taking over Danish cities such as Copenhagen.
- Norway refused to give in to German rule
- Germany responded with a parachute attack.
- Unlike Norway, Denmark surrendered as soon as the invasion started, convinced they could not handle the nazis.
May 10, 1940 (Invasion of France)
-They needed France to get to their primary goal, Great Britian.
-After Hitler succesfully invaded France, France signed an armistice with the Nazi’s.
-France then began to divide into two zones.
-The northern part of France was controlled by Hitler while the southern part came under control of the french government lead by Marshal Philippe Petain.
-After the invasion hitler built many concentrations camps which they imprisoned Jews.
July , 1940 ( Madagascar plan)
The plan proposed to send most of Europe Jews to the island of Madagascar and set up a massive concentration camps when Nazi’s got control over it.
The plan was proposed by Adolf Eichmann a major organizer of the Holocaust.
The plan was not actually put into effect because the Nazi’s couldn't take over Madgascar.
- Adolf Eichmann was found and executed in Israel for his war crimes.
November 15, 1940 (Ghettos)
The Warsaw Ghetto was sealed off from the rest of the towns.
This created unrest and a lot of rioting.
This also showed the Jews trying to defy the Germans.
It was a bad thing a as it required more of the Nazi resources to go into the rioting.
"Germany Invades Norway and Denmark." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.
History.com Staff. "The Holocaust." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.