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.

21/ 01 1942

Registration of Roma & Sinti

In late 1941 the Belgian adminisration took the initiative to have Roma and Sinti compulsorily registered as a “race”. They became the second official ethnic category in occupied Belgium after the Jews.

15/ 08 1942

First mass round-up of Jews

The first mass round-up of Jews was held in Antwerp on 15 August 1942. Mayor Delwaide and Police Commissioner Jozef De Potter ordered their men to assist the Germans.