January 30,1933 Hitler comes to power
March 12, 1938 Aunchluss of Austria (Austria becomes part of Germany)
November 9, 1938 Kristallnacht
August 23, 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, non aggression agreement between USSR and Germany
September 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland
September 17, 1939 USSR invades Poland
June 10, 1940 Italy enters war
June 22, 1941 Germany invades the USSR
December 7, 1941 Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
December 8, 1941 United States and Britain declare war on Japan
December 11, 1941 Italy and Germany declare war on the United States
June 4,1942 Battle of Midway begins
June 22, 1942 Germany invades the USSR
January 20, 1942 Germany begins "Final Solution" (website)
September 8, 1943 Italy signs the Armistice and joins the Allies
June 4, 1944 American troops enter Rome
June 6, 1944 Allies invade Normandy
December 16, 1944 German troops launch the Battle of the Bulge
January 27, 1945 Auschwitz is liberated by Russian army
February 19, 1945 American marines land on Iwo Jima
April 21, 1945 Soviet troops enter Berlin
April 29, 1945 Dachau is liberated
April 30, 1945 Hitler commits suicide
May 8, 1945 VE Day marks Germany's unconditional surrender
August 6, 1945 Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima
August 9, 1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
September 2, 1945 VJ Day commemorated in the U.S.


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"Be the Difference - Never Again" highlights those who risked their lives to save others, inspiring us to take action in our lives. It begins with World War II and Holocaust stories and continues with stories of individuals who step in to help others.