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  • Western Poland
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    WWII Begun

    Western Poland
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded western Poland under the pretext of having been denied claims to the Free City of Danzig and the right to extraterritorial roads across the Polish Corridor, which Germany had ceded under the Versailles Treaty.




  • Poland
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    Joseph Stalin

    WWII Began

    Poland
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939 starting World War II.




  • Poland
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    World War II

    World War II Begins

    Poland
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland after having staged several false flag border incidents as a pretext to initiate the attack.




  • Poland (and then Europe)
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    United Nations

    World War II was broke up

    Poland (and then Europe)
    Friday Sep 1, 1939

    World War II was broke up.




  • Warsaw, Poland
    Friday Sep 8, 1939

    World War II

    German troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw

    Warsaw, Poland
    Friday Sep 8, 1939

    On 8 September, German troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw. Sight of Warsaw lasted from 8 to 28 September, Germany occupied Warsaw until 1945.




  • Kutno, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
    Saturday Sep 9, 1939

    World War II

    Battle of the Bzura

    Kutno, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
    Saturday Sep 9, 1939

    The Polish counter offensive to the west halted the German advance for several days, but it was outflanked and encircled by the Wehrmacht. The Battle of the Bzura fought between 9 and 19 September 1939, It began as a Polish counter-offensive, but ended with German victory, German forces took all of western Poland.




  • Eastern Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Soviets invaded eastern Poland

    Eastern Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    On 17 September, Soviet forces invaded eastern Poland.


  • Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    World War II

    Soviets invaded Poland

    Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    Soviets invaded Poland from the east. The military operations lasted from 17 September to 6 October. Parting Poland to two divisions, division is ruled by Nazi Germany and the other by the Soviets.


  • Kock, Poland
    Monday Oct 2, 1939

    World War II

    Battle of Kock

    Kock, Poland
    Monday Oct 2, 1939

    The Battle of Kock was the final battle in the invasion of Poland by the German at the beginning of World War II in Europe. It took place between 2–5 October 1939, near the town of Kock, in Poland.


  • Kraków, Poland
    Monday Nov 13, 1939

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    German Enamelware Factory DEF

    Kraków, Poland
    Monday Nov 13, 1939

    With the financial backing of several Jewish investors, including one of the owners, Abraham Bankier, Schindler signed an informal lease agreement on the factory on 13 November 1939 and formalized the arrangement on 15 January 1940. He renamed it Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (German Enamelware Factory) or DEF, and it soon became known by the nickname "Emalia". He initially acquired a staff of seven Jewish workers (including Abraham Bankier, who helped him manage the company) and 250 non-Jewish Poles.


  • Poland
    Saturday Nov 18, 1939

    Itzak Stern

    Oskar Schindler was first introduced to Stern

    Poland
    Saturday Nov 18, 1939

    On 18 November 1939, during the early months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, Oskar Schindler was first introduced to Stern, who was then working as an accountant for Schindler's fellow Abwehr agent Josef "Sepp" Aue, who had taken over Stern's formerly Jewish-owned place of employment as a Treuhander (trustee). Schindler showed Stern the balance sheet of a company he was thinking of acquiring, an enamelware manufacturer called Rekord Ltd owned by a consortium of Jewish businessmen (including Abraham Bankier) that had filed for bankruptcy earlier that year. Stern advised him that rather than running the company as a trusteeship under the auspices of the Haupttreuhandstelle Ost (Main Trustee Office for the East), he should buy or lease the business directly, as that would give him more freedom from the dictates of the Nazis, including the freedom to hire more Jews.


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