• Rise of the Nazi Party (1918-1933). During the fourteen years following the end of World War I, the Nazi party grew from a small political group to the most powerful party in Germany.

  • Nazification (1933-1939). Once Hitler became Chancellor and later Reichsführer, the Nazi party quickly changed Germany's political, social, and economic structure.

  • The Ghettos (1939-1941). Confining Jews to ghettos was another critical step in Hitler's Final Solution.

  • The Camps (1941-1942). The concentration camps were Hitler's final step in the annihilation of the Jews.

  • Resistance (1942-1944). People resisted by any means possible, from stealing a slice of bread to sabotaging Nazi installations.

  • Rescue and Liberation (1944-1945). Some survived through the heroics of neighbors; others were liberated by the Allies.

  • Aftermath (1945-2000). After the war, Nazi perpetrators faced punishment for their war crimes and survivors began rebuilding their lives.

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