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  • Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary, (Now Austria)
    Saturday Apr 20, 1889

    Birth

    Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary, (Now Austria)
    Saturday Apr 20, 1889

    Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire.




  • Steyr, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    1905

    Left the School

    Steyr, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    1905

    In 1905, after passing a repeat of the final exam, Hitler left the school without any ambitions for further education or clear plans for a career.




  • Vienna, Austria-Hungary, (Now Austria)
    1907

    Study fine art in Vienna

    Vienna, Austria-Hungary, (Now Austria)
    1907

    In 1907 Hitler left Linz to live and study fine art in Vienna, financed by orphan's benefits and support from his mother.




  • Vienna, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    1909

    Homeless

    Vienna, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    1909

    In 1909 Hitler ran out of money and was forced to live a bohemian life in homeless shelters and a men's dormitory. He earned money as a casual laborer and by painting and selling watercolours of Vienna's sights.




  • Munich, Germany
    1914

    To Munich

    Munich, Germany
    1914

    After he was deemed by the medical examiners as unfit for service, he returned to Munich.




  • Salzburg, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    Thursday Feb 05, 1914

    To Salzburg for medical assessment

    Salzburg, Austria-Hungary, Austria
    Thursday Feb 05, 1914

    Hitler journeyed to Salzburg on 5 February 1914 for medical assessment.




  • Germany
    Tuesday Jul 28, 1914

    World War I

    Germany
    Tuesday Jul 28, 1914

    World War I Begun.


  • Germany
    Saturday May 18, 1918

    Black Wound Badge

    Germany
    Saturday May 18, 1918

    He received the Black Wound Badge on 18 May 1918.


  • Germany
    Sunday Aug 04, 1918

    Iron Cross

    Germany
    Sunday Aug 04, 1918

    On a recommendation by Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann, Hitler's Jewish superior, he received the Iron Cross, First Class on 4 August 1918, a decoration rarely awarded to one of Hitler's Gefreiter rank.


  • Germany
    Monday Nov 11, 1918

    World War I Ended

    Germany
    Monday Nov 11, 1918

    World War I Ended.


  • Germany
    Jul, 1919

    Verbindungsmann

    Germany
    Jul, 1919

    In July 1919 he was appointed Verbindungsmann (intelligence agent) of an Aufklärungskommando (reconnaissance unit) of the Reichswehr, assigned to influence other soldiers and to infiltrate the German Workers' Party (DAP).


  • Germany
    Friday Sep 12, 1919

    "My Political Awakening"

    Germany
    Friday Sep 12, 1919

    At a DAP meeting on 12 September 1919, Party Chairman Anton Drexler was impressed with Hitler's oratorical skills. He gave him a copy of his pamphlet (My Political Awakening), which contained anti-Semitic, nationalist, anti-capitalist, and anti-Marxist ideas.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Mar 31, 1920

    Discharged from the army

    Germany
    Wednesday Mar 31, 1920

    Hitler was discharged from the army on 31 March 1920 and began working full-time for the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers Party).


  • Munich, Germany
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Tendered his resignation

    Munich, Germany
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Hitler was in Munich on 11 July and angrily tendered his resignation. The committee members realised that the resignation of their leading public figure and speaker would mean the end of the party.


  • Munich, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 26, 1921

    Rejoined the Party

    Munich, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 26, 1921

    Hitler announced he would rejoin on the condition that he would replace Drexler as party chairman, and that the party headquarters would remain in Munich. The committee agreed, and he rejoined the party on 26 July as member 3,680. Hitler continued to face some opposition within the NSDAP: Opponents of Hitler in the leadership had Hermann Esser expelled from the party, and they printed 3,000 copies of a pamphlet attacking Hitler as a traitor to the party.


  • Germany
    Friday Jul 29, 1921

    Party Chairman

    Germany
    Friday Jul 29, 1921

    Hitler spoke to several packed houses and defended himself and Esser, to thunderous applause. His strategy proved successful, and at a special party congress on 29 July, he was granted absolute powers as party chairman, replacing Drexler, by a vote of 533 to 1


  • Munich, Germany
    Thursday Nov 08, 1923

    Bürgerbräukeller

    Munich, Germany
    Thursday Nov 08, 1923

    On 8 November 1923 Hitler and the SA stormed a public meeting of 3,000 people organised by Kahr in the Bürgerbräukeller, a beer hall in Munich.


  • Germany
    Sunday Nov 11, 1923

    Arrested

    Germany
    Sunday Nov 11, 1923

    He was depressed but calm when arrested on 11 November 1923 for high treason.


  • Munich, Germany
    Feb, 1924

    Hitler's trail

    Munich, Germany
    Feb, 1924

    His trial before the special People's Court in Munich began in February 1924, and Alfred Rosenberg became temporary leader of the NSDAP.


  • Landsberg, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 01, 1924

    Five years' imprisonment

    Landsberg, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 01, 1924

    On 1 April, Hitler was sentenced to five years' imprisonment at Landsberg Prison.


  • Landsberg, Germany
    Saturday Dec 20, 1924

    Released from jail

    Landsberg, Germany
    Saturday Dec 20, 1924

    There, he received friendly treatment from the guards, and was allowed mail from supporters and regular visits by party comrades. Pardoned by the Bavarian Supreme Court, he was released from jail on 20 December 1924, against the state prosecutor's objections. Including time on remand, Hitler served just over one year in prison.


  • Germany
    Sunday Jan 04, 1925

    A Meeting with the Prime Minister of Bavaria

    Germany
    Sunday Jan 04, 1925

    In a meeting with the Prime Minister of Bavaria Heinrich Held on 4 January 1925, Hitler agreed to respect the state's authority and promised that he would seek political power only through the democratic process.


  • Germany
    Monday Feb 16, 1925

    NSDAP returned

    Germany
    Monday Feb 16, 1925

    The meeting paved the way for the ban on the NSDAP to be lifted on 16 February.


  • Germany
    Friday Feb 27, 1925

    Barred from public speaking

    Germany
    Friday Feb 27, 1925

    However, after an inflammatory speech he gave on 27 February, Hitler was barred from public speaking by the Bavarian authorities, a ban that remained in place until 1927.


  • Germany
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    U.S. Stock Market crashed

    Germany
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    The stock market in the United States crashed on 24 October 1929. The impact in Germany was dire: millions were thrown out of work and several major banks collapsed. Hitler and the NSDAP prepared to take advantage of the emergency to gain support for their party. They promised to repudiate the Versailles Treaty, strengthen the economy, and provide jobs.


  • Germany
    Sunday Dec 22, 1929

    German referendum

    Germany
    Sunday Dec 22, 1929

    The Great Depression provided a political opportunity for Hitler. Germans were ambivalent about the parliamentary republic, which faced challenges from right- and left-wing extremists. The moderate political parties were increasingly unable to stem the tide of extremism, and the German referendum of 1929 helped to elevate Nazi ideology.


  • Germany
    Sunday Sep 14, 1930

    Elections of September 1930

    Germany
    Sunday Sep 14, 1930

    The elections of September 1930 resulted in the break-up of a grand coalition and its replacement with a minority cabinet. Its leader, chancellor Heinrich Brüning of the Center Party, governed through emergency decrees from President Paul von Hindenburg. Governance by decree became the new norm and paved the way for authoritarian forms of government. The NSDAP rose from obscurity to win 18.3 per cent of the vote and 107 parliamentary seats in the 1930 election, becoming the second-largest party in parliament.


  • Düsseldorf, Germany
    Wednesday Jan 27, 1932

    Industry Club speech

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Wednesday Jan 27, 1932

    A speech to the Industry Club in Düsseldorf on 27 January 1932 won him support from many of Germany's most powerful industrialists. Hindenburg had support from various nationalist, monarchist, Catholic, and republican parties, and some Social Democrats. Hitler used the campaign slogan "Hitler über Deutschland" ("Hitler over Germany"), a reference to his political ambitions and his campaigning by aircraft.


  • Germany
    Sunday Apr 10, 1932

    1932 Presidential Elections

    Germany
    Sunday Apr 10, 1932

    Hitler lost to Hindenburg, this election established Hitler as a strong force in German politics.


  • Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    New Cabinet

    Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    On 30 January 1933, the new cabinet was sworn in during a brief ceremony in Hindenburg's office. The NSDAP gained three posts: Hitler was named chancellor, Wilhelm Frick Minister of the Interior, and Hermann Göring Minister of the Interior for Prussia.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    Reichstag building was set on fire

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    On 27 February 1933, the Reichstag building was set on fire.


  • Potsdam, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    New Reichstag

    Potsdam, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    On 21 March 1933, the new Reichstag was constituted with an opening ceremony at the Garrison Church in Potsdam. This "Day of Potsdam" was held to demonstrate unity between the Nazi movement and the old Prussian elite and military. Hitler appeared in a morning coat and humbly greeted Hindenburg.


  • Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    Reichstag assembled under turbulent circumstances

    Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    On 23 March 1933, the Reichstag assembled at the Kroll Opera House under turbulent circumstances. Ranks of SA men served as guards inside the building, while large groups outside opposing the proposed legislation shouted slogans and threats towards the arriving members of parliament.


  • Germany
    Tuesday May 02, 1933

    All trade unions dissolve

    Germany
    Tuesday May 02, 1933

    On 2 May 1933 all trade unions were forced to dissolve and their leaders were arrested. Some were sent to concentration camps.


  • Germany
    Thursday Jun 29, 1933

    Other parties had been intimidated into disbanding

    Germany
    Thursday Jun 29, 1933

    By the end of June, the other parties had been intimidated into disbanding. This included the Nazis' nominal coalition partner, the DNVP; with the SA's help, Hitler forced its leader, Hugenberg, to resign on 29 June.


  • Germany
    Friday Jul 14, 1933

    The Only legal political party in Germany

    Germany
    Friday Jul 14, 1933

    On 14 July 1933, the NSDAP was declared the only legal political party in Germany.


  • Germany
    Oct, 1933

    Withdrew from the League of Nations

    Germany
    Oct, 1933

    Germany withdrew from the League of Nations and the World Disarmament Conference in October 1933.


  • Germany
    Saturday Jun 30, 1934

    The Night of the Long Knives

    Germany
    Saturday Jun 30, 1934

    The demands of the SA for more political and military power caused anxiety among military, industrial, and political leaders. In response, Hitler purged the entire SA leadership in the Night of the Long Knives, which took place from 30 June to 2 July 1934. Hitler targeted Ernst Röhm and other SA leaders who, along with a number of Hitler's political adversaries, were rounded up, arrested, and shot.


  • Germany
    Thursday Aug 02, 1934

    Hindenburg died

    Germany
    Thursday Aug 02, 1934

    On 2 August 1934, Hindenburg died. The previous day, the cabinet had enacted the "Law Concerning the Highest State Office of the Reich". This law stated that upon Hindenburg's death, the office of president would be abolished and its powers merged with those of the chancellor. Hitler thus became head of state as well as head of government, and was formally named as Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and chancellor), although Reichskanzler was eventually quietly dropped.


  • Germany
    Sunday Aug 19, 1934

    The Merger was approved

    Germany
    Sunday Aug 19, 1934

    On 19 August, the merger of the presidency with the chancellorship was approved by 88 per cent of the electorate voting in a plebiscite.


  • Saarland, Germany
    Sunday Jan 13, 1935

    Saarland

    Saarland, Germany
    Sunday Jan 13, 1935

    In January 1935, over 90 per cent of the people of the Saarland, then under League of Nations administration, voted to unite with Germany.


  • Gemany
    Mar, 1935

    Expansion of the army

    Gemany
    Mar, 1935

    That March, Hitler announced an expansion of the Wehrmacht to 600,000 members—six times the number permitted by the Versailles Treaty—including development of an air force (Luftwaffe) and an increase in the size of the navy (Kriegsmarine). Britain, France, Italy, and the League of Nations condemned these violations of the Treaty, but did nothing to stop it.


  • Rhineland, Germany
    Thursday Mar 07, 1935

    The Rhineland

    Rhineland, Germany
    Thursday Mar 07, 1935

    Germany reoccupied the demilitarized zone in the Rhineland in March 1936, in violation of the Versailles Treaty.


  • Germany
    Tuesday Jun 18, 1935

    The happiest day of his life

    Germany
    Tuesday Jun 18, 1935

    The Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA) of 18 June allowed German tonnage to increase to 35 per cent of that of the British navy. Hitler called the signing of the AGNA "the happiest day of his life", believing that the agreement marked the beginning of the Anglo-German alliance he had predicted in Mein Kampf.


  • Germany
    Sunday Sep 15, 1935

    Nuremberg Laws

    Germany
    Sunday Sep 15, 1935

    The Nazis embraced the concept of racial hygiene. On 15 September 1935, Hitler presented two laws—known as the Nuremberg Laws—to the Reichstag. The laws banned sexual relations and marriages between Aryans and Jews and were later extended to include "Gypsies, Negroes or their bastard offspring".


  • Spain
    Jul, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Spain
    Jul, 1936

    Hitler sent troops to Spain to support General Franco during the Spanish Civil War after receiving an appeal for help in July 1936.


  • Germany
    Aug, 1936

    A Four Year Plan to prepare Germany for war

    Germany
    Aug, 1936

    In August 1936, in response to a growing economic crisis caused by his rearmament efforts, Hitler ordered Göring to implement a Four Year Plan to prepare Germany for war within the next four years.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1936

    Anti-Comintern Pact

    Germany
    Wednesday Nov 25, 1936

    On 25 November, Germany signed the Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan. Britain, China, Italy, and Poland were also invited to join the Anti-Comintern Pact, but only Italy signed in 1937.


  • Germany
    Feb, 1938

    The Sino-German alliance

    Germany
    Feb, 1938

    In February 1938, on the advice of his newly appointed foreign minister, the strongly pro-Japanese Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler ended the Sino-German alliance with the Republic of China to instead enter into an alliance with the more modern and powerful Empire of Japan.


  • Germany
    Saturday Mar 12, 1938

    Unification of Austria with Nazi Germany

    Germany
    Saturday Mar 12, 1938

    On 12 March 1938, Hitler announced the unification of Austria with Nazi Germany in the Anschluss.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Mar 28, 1938

    Secret meeting with Henlein

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Mar 28, 1938

    On 28–29 March 1938, Hitler held a series of secret meetings in Berlin with Konrad Henlein of the Sudeten German Party, the largest of the ethnic German parties of the Sudetenland. The men agreed that Henlein would demand increased autonomy for Sudeten Germans from the Czechoslovakian government, thus providing a pretext for German military action against Czechoslovakia.


  • Germany
    Apr, 1938

    Fall Grün

    Germany
    Apr, 1938

    In April Hitler ordered the OKW to prepare for Fall Grün (Case Green), the code name for an invasion of Czechoslovakia.


  • Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    Friday Apr 01, 1938

    Battleship Tirpitz

    Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    Friday Apr 01, 1938

    In a speech in Wilhelmshaven for the launch of the battleship Tirpitz on 1 April, he threatened to denounce the Anglo-German Naval Agreement if the British continued to guarantee Polish independence, which he perceived as an "encirclement" policy.


  • Germany
    Sunday Apr 03, 1938

    Prepare for Fall Weiss

    Germany
    Sunday Apr 03, 1938

    On 3 April, Hitler ordered the military to prepare for Fall Weiss ("Case White"), the plan for invading Poland on 25 August.


  • Germany
    Thursday Apr 28, 1938

    Renounced both the English and Polish Agreement

    Germany
    Thursday Apr 28, 1938

    In a Reichstag speech on 28 April, he renounced both the Anglo-German Naval Agreement and the German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact.


  • Munich, Germany
    Thursday Sep 29, 1938

    Munich Agreement

    Munich, Germany
    Thursday Sep 29, 1938

    On 29 September Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Édouard Daladier, and Mussolini attended a one-day conference in Munich that led to the Munich Agreement, which handed over the Sudetenland districts to Germany.


  • Czech Rep. (Czechoslovakia that time)
    Wednesday Mar 15, 1939

    Invade Prague

    Czech Rep. (Czechoslovakia that time)
    Wednesday Mar 15, 1939

    On 15 March 1939, in violation of the Munich accord and possibly as a result of the deepening economic crisis requiring additional assets, Hitler ordered the Wehrmacht to invade Prague, and from Prague Castle he proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.


  • Germany
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    Offended by the British "guarantee"

    Germany
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    Offended by the British "guarantee" on 31 March 1939 of Polish independence, he said, "I shall brew them a devil's drink".


  • Germany
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1939

    Military mobilization is ordered

    Germany
    Tuesday Aug 22, 1939

    Accordingly, on 22 August 1939 Hitler ordered a military mobilization against Poland.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Aug 25, 1939

    Anglo-Polish alliance

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Aug 25, 1939

    Contrary to predictions that Britain would sever Anglo-Polish ties, Britain and Poland signed the Anglo-Polish alliance on 25 August 1939.


  • Western Poland
    Friday Sep 01, 1939

    WWII Begun

    Western Poland
    Friday Sep 01, 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.


  • United Kingdom and France
    Sunday Sep 03, 1939

    Britain and France declared war on Germany

    United Kingdom and France
    Sunday Sep 03, 1939

    In response, Britain and France declared war on Germany on 3 September.


  • Eastern Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    Soviets invaded eastern Poland

    Eastern Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    On 17 September, Soviet forces invaded eastern Poland.


  • Denmark and Norway
    Tuesday Apr 09, 1940

    German forces invaded Denmark and Norway

    Denmark and Norway
    Tuesday Apr 09, 1940

    On 9 April, German forces invaded Denmark and Norway. On the same day Hitler proclaimed the birth of the Greater Germanic Reich, his vision of a united empire of Germanic nations of Europe in which the Dutch, Flemish, and Scandinavians were joined into a "racially pure" polity under German leadership.


  • France
    Friday May 10, 1940

    Germany attacked France

    France
    Friday May 10, 1940

    In May 1940, Germany attacked France. and conquered Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium.


  • Italy
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    Italy join forces with Hitler

    Italy
    Monday Jun 10, 1940

    These victories prompted Mussolini to have Italy join forces with Hitler on 10 June.


  • Compiègne, France
    Saturday Jun 22, 1940

    France armistice

    Compiègne, France
    Saturday Jun 22, 1940

    France and Germany signed an armistice on 22 June.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Jul 06, 1940

    Peak of Hitler's popularity

    Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Jul 06, 1940

    Hitler's popularity within Germany, and German support for the war, reached its peak when he returned to Berlin on 6 July from his tour of Paris.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jul 19, 1940

    1940 Field Marshal Ceremony

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jul 19, 1940

    Following the unexpected swift victory, Hitler promoted twelve generals to the rank of field marshal during the 1940 Field Marshal Ceremony.


  • London, England
    Saturday Sep 07, 1940

    Bombing of London

    London, England
    Saturday Sep 07, 1940

    On 7 September the systematic nightly bombing of London began. The German Luftwaffe failed to defeat the Royal Air Force in what became known as the Battle of Britain.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Sep 27, 1940

    Tripartite Pact

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Sep 27, 1940

    On 27 September 1940, the Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin by Saburō Kurusu of Imperial Japan, Hitler, and Italian foreign minister Ciano, and later expanded to include Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, thus yielding the Axis powers.


  • Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Contravening the Hitler–Stalin Non-Aggression Pact

    Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    On 22 June 1941, contravening the Hitler–Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, over 3 million Axis troops attacked the Soviet Union.


  • Pearl Harbor, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 07, 1941

    Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 07, 1941

    On 7 December 1941, Japan attacked the American fleet based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Four days later, Hitler declared war against the United States.


  • Germany
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1942

    The records of the Wannsee Conference

    Germany
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1942

    By January 1942, he had decided that the Jews, Slavs, and other deportees considered undesirable should be killed. The genocide was organised and executed by Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich. The records of the Wannsee Conference, held on 20 January 1942 and led by Heydrich, with fifteen senior Nazi officials participating, provide the clearest evidence of systematic planning for the Holocaust.


  • Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (Then Volgograd, Russia)
    Sunday Aug 23, 1942

    Battle of Stalingrad

    Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (Then Volgograd, Russia)
    Sunday Aug 23, 1942

    Hitler's repeated refusal to allow their withdrawal at the Battle of Stalingrad led to the almost total destruction of the 6th Army. Over 200,000 Axis soldiers were killed and 235,000 were taken prisoner. Begun 23 Aug. 1942


  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    Second battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    In late 1942, German forces were defeated in the second battle of El Alamein, thwarting Hitler's plans to seize the Suez Canal and the Middle East.


  • Northern France, France
    Tuesday Jun 06, 1944

    Battle of Normandy

    Northern France, France
    Tuesday Jun 06, 1944

    On 6 June 1944, the Western Allied armies landed in northern France in one of the largest amphibious operations in history, Operation Overlord. Battle of Normandy


  • Rastenburg, Germany (Now Poland)
    Thursday Jul 20, 1944

    20 July plot assassination attempt

    Rastenburg, Germany (Now Poland)
    Thursday Jul 20, 1944

    Between 1939 and 1945, there were many plans to assassinate Hitler, some of which proceeded to significant degrees. The most well known, the 20 July plot of 1944, came from within Germany and was at least partly driven by the increasing prospect of a German defeat in the war.


  • Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    Ardennes Offensive

    Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    On 16 December, he launched the Ardennes Offensive to incite disunity among the Western Allies and perhaps convince them to join his fight against the Soviets. Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Apr 20, 1945

    Last trip from the Führerbunker

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Apr 20, 1945

    On 20 April, his 56th birthday, Hitler made his last trip from the Führerbunker (Führer's shelter) to the surface.


  • Seelow Heights, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
    Saturday Apr 21, 1945

    Battle of the Seelow

    Seelow Heights, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
    Saturday Apr 21, 1945

    By 21 April, Georgy Zhukov's 1st Belorussian Front had broken through the defenses of General Gotthard Heinrici's Army Group Vistula during the Battle of the Seelow Heights and advanced to the outskirts of Berlin.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Hitler removed Göring from all government positions

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Göring sent a telegram from Berchtesgaden, arguing that since Hitler was isolated in Berlin, Göring should assume leadership of Germany. Göring set a deadline, after which he would consider Hitler incapacitated. Hitler responded by having Göring arrested, and in his last will and testament of 29 April, he removed Göring from all government positions.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Marriage

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    After midnight on the night of 28–29 April, Hitler married Eva Braun in a small civil ceremony in the Führerbunker.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Apr 30, 1945

    Death

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Apr 30, 1945

    On 30 April 1945, Soviet troops were within a block or two of the Reich Chancellery when Hitler shot himself in the head and Braun bit into a cyanide capsule.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 02, 1945

    Berlin surrendered

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 02, 1945

    Berlin surrendered on 2 May.


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