First massacre of Jews in Rumania.
Deportation of 72,000 Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto.
Deportation of 400 Jewish hostages from Amsterdam to Mauthausen.
Induction of German Jews into forced labor.
Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece.
Arrest of 3,600 Parisian Jews.
Rumania passes law condemning adult Jews to forced labor.
Germany attacks the Soviet Union.
Vichy government revokes civil rights of French Jews in North Africa and decrees many restrictions against them.
Mass shootings of Jews in begin in Ponary Forest, the killing grounds near Vilna. By 1944, 70,000 to 100,000 perish there.
Numerous pogroms in occupied Russian territories.
Anti-racist riots in Lvov in which Ukrainian nationalists take part.
Introduction of the wearing of the Star of David into the Baltic countries.
G�ring assigns to Heydrich the task for "a complete solution of the Jewish question in the German sphere of influence in Europe." Beginning of the "Final Solution."
Jan�wska, a labor and extermination camp near Lvov in Ukraine opens.
Police order pertaining to the introduction of the Star of David in Germany, effective 9-19 for all Jews age six and older.
First gassing tests in Auschwitz.
Heydrich made "Protector of Bohemia and Moravia."
Mass murder of Jews at Babi Yar near Kiev (34,000 victims).
Forced labor for the Jews in the Reich.
Ghetto in Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia established.
Massacre of Jews at Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine (11,000 victims).
Orders for deportation of German Jews from Germany as defined by its 1933 borders.
Start of deportation of the Jews from the Reich.
Prohibition against the emigration of Jews.
Massacre of Jews in Odessa (34,000 victims).
Einsatzgruppen mass killings of Jews all over Southern Russia.
Massacre of Jews in Kiev, Ukraine (34,000 victims).
Massacre of Jews in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania (15,000 victims).
Declaration pertaining to the collection of Jewish assets through deportations.
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
United States enters the war.
Chelmno extermination camp opened near Lodz, Poland; by April 1943 360,000 Jews had been murdered there.
Massacre of Jews in Riga, Latvia; victims include the first transport of Jews from Germany, (27,000 victims).
Massacre of Jews in Simferopol in the Crimea (10,000 victims).