Start of the "resettlements" from Lodz to the extermination camp Chelmno.
Wannsee Conference held to solidify plans for deportation and extermination of European Jewry (Final Solution).
Report from Einsatzgruppe A pertaining to the liquidation of 229,052 Jews in the Baltic states.
Start of deportations to Theresienstadt.
Mass murder of Jews in Charkow (Kharkov), Ukraine (14,000 victims).
Extermination of Jews begin at Sobibor. By October 1943, 250,000 Jews had been murdered there.
First conference on sterilization: Definitions pertaining to sterilization of persons of mixed blood.
Extermination camp Belzec established in Poland to murder Jews from Lublin, the Lublin district, and Galicia. 600,000 Jews were murdered there.
Start of "Aktion Reinhard," code name for the operation that had as its objective the physical destruction of the Jews in the interior of occupied Poland within the frame- work of the Final Solution.
Resettlement of the ghetto in Lublin, Poland: 26,000 persons sent to extermination camps Belzec and Majdanek and other camps.
Public notices pertaining to the identification of Jewish homes in Germany.
Deportation of 60,000 Slovakian Jews, some to Auschwitz, others to the extermination camp Majdanek.
Starting end of Mar-42
Arrival of initial transports of Jews at the concentration and extermination camps Auschwitz (Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II).
Prohibition of the use of public transportation by Jews. Exception only for forced laborers, if their workplace is farther than seven kilometers from their place of residence. Taking a seat in the conveyance is not allowed.
Additional restrictions during the course of World War II: Jews were forbidden to use public telephones and automatic ticket dispensing machines; to congregate in railroad stations or visit restaurants; to enter forests (parks) or step on lawns; to keep dogs, cats, birds, or other pets; to place orders with organized skilled trades; and to obtain newspapers or periodicals. All electrical or optical equipment had to be turned in without compensation, as well as bicycles, typewriters, fur coats, and wool items.
Jews could not obtain any seafood items or ration cards for meat, clothing, milk, or tobacco. They were not allowed any white bread, fruit, canned fruit, candy or sweets, and shaving soap.
Introduction of the Star of David in France and Holland. Treblinka extermination camp opened. Mass exterminations by gassing were started on July 23, 1942. 700,000 Jews murdered there by August 1943.
Start of deportation of German Jews to Theresienstadt.
Closing of Jewish schools in Germany.
Massacres of Jews in Minsk, Lida, and Slonim, all in Belorussia.
Start of mass gassings at Auschwitz.
First deportation train from Holland to Auschwitz. Major police raids in Paris.
Start of the "resettlement" of the inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto to the extermination camps at Belzec and Treblinka. By September 13, 300,000 Jews had been deported to Treblinka. Armed resistance during liquidation of Nieswiez ghetto, western Belorussia.
First deportations from Belgium to Auschwitz.
Armed resistance during the liquidation of the Mir ghetto, western Belorussia.
"Resettlement" of the Lemberg (Lvov) ghetto in Ukraine. 40,000 Jews deported to extermination camps.
Arrest of 7,000 "stateless" Jews in unoccupied France.
Deportations from Zagreb, Croatia, to Auschwitz. Gassings near Minsk of Jews deported from Theresienstadt.
Armed resistance during liquidation of Lahava ghetto, western Belorussia.
Massacre of Jews near Kislowodsk, Caucasus.
Conclusion of "resettlement" of the Lodz ghetto (55,000 victims).
Armed resistance during the liquidation of the Tutzin ghetto, western Ukraine.
Hitler publicly repeats his forecast of the destruction of Jewry.
German concentration camps to be "free of Jews": all Jewish inmates deported to Auschwitz.
The Ministry of Justice transfers responsi- bility for Jews and citizens of the eastern countries within Germany to the Gestapo.
Second conference pertaining to sterilization.
Mass execution of Jews in Pinsk, Belorussia (16,000 victims)
First deportation of Jews from Norway to Auschwitz.
Allies solemnly condemn the extermination of the Jews and promise to punish the perpetrators.