A historical timeline

The history of the Holocaust is very complex, with numerous events taking place at different times and in different places. This timeline puts those various events in chronological order. Key dates in history are accompanied by text and image.

11/ 11 1918

End of first World War

In November 2018 Germany and its allies lose the first World War. The ‘stab-in-the-back legend’ attributed Germany’s defeat to an international plot of communists, Jews and pacifists