Germany invades Hungary.
Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from Auschwitz and carry detailed information about the death camp to outside world.
First transport of Jews from Athens to Auschwitz.
5-15 to 7-8-44
Deportation of 438,000 Jews from Hungary to Auschwitz.
Allies enter Rome.
Start of the Allied invasion in Normandy.
Start of the Soviet offensive.
Soviet troops liberate concentration camp Majdanek.
Ghetto in Kovno, Lithuania, evacuated.
Deportation to Germany of 27,000 Jews from camps east of the Vistula River.
Holding camp Drancy (Paris) liberated. Rumania capitulates.
Lodz Ghetto evacuated.
British troops arrive in Holland.
Soviet troops on the Slovakian border.
Transport of all Jews in Dutch camps into Germany. New deportations from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz. Last transport from France to Auschwitz.
American troops on the German border.
Massacre of Jews in the concentration camp in Kluga, Estonia. Resumption of deportations from Slovakia.
Escape attempts in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Hitler orders the establishment of the "Volkssturms" (mobilization of all men from 16 to 60).
Paris is liberated by Allied armies.
The survivors of concentration camp Plaszow (Krakow) transported to Auschwitz.
14,000 Jews transported from Slovakia to Auschwitz.
Gassings in Auschwitz terminated.
Trial of the leaders of the extermination camp Majdanek held in Lublin.
Soviet troops near Budapest.
Eichmann deports 38,000 Jews from Budapest to the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Ravensbruck and other camps.
Himmler orders the destruction of the crematorium at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as Nazis try to hide evidence of the death camps.