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.

09/ 11 1938


During the night of 9-10 November 1938, the Nazis unleashed a wave of mass violence against Jews throughout Germany. Synagogues and shops were smashed or burned down.