January 21, 1941:
Anti-Jewish riots in Rumania, over 2000 Jews butchered.
March 1, 1941:
made his first visit to Auschwitz. He ordered Kommandant Hoess
to begin massive expansion.
March 2, 1941:
Nazi Germany occupied Bulgaria.
March 18, 1941:
The last 2 weeks 600 Jews died of hunger in the
March 26, 1941:
The German Army High Command gave approval to Heydrich
on the tasks of SS Einsatzgruppen in occupied Poland.
April 7, 1941:
Nazi Germany invaded Yugoslavia and Greece.
May 14, 1941:
3,600 Jews arrested
June 22, 1941:
Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
As the German Army
advanced, SS Einsatzgruppen conducted mass murder of Jews.
Heydrich appointed by Hermann Goering
to implement the Final
The first test use of Zyklon-B gas at Auschwitz.
The Babi Yar Action: more than 33,000 Jews massacred by SS
Einsatzgruppen at Babi Yar outside Kiev.
The Odessa Action: more than 30,000 Jews from Odessa murdered. Many
Jews were gathered into the city square, sprayed with gasoline and
Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
declared war on the United States.