September 1, 1939
Hitler invaded Poland using Blitzkrieg (lightning war) tactics. Although the Poles fought back they were quickly defeated and Poland was occupied. Right after that, Britain and France declared war on Germany
August 23, 1939
Nazi-Soviet Pact – Alliance between Hitler and Stalin which agreed to divide Poland between the two countries.
March 15, 1939
Hitler invaded and occupied Czechoslovakia in contravention of the Munich Agreement
November 9, 1938
Kristallnacht – Jewish shops and synagogues were destroyed. Following the event the Jewish population was fined for the destruction.
March 14, 1938
Anschluss with Austria. Hitler made a triumphant entry into Vienna
November 25, 1936
Anti-Comintern pact concluded between Germany and Japan
October 25, 1936
Axis alliance concluded between Germany and Italy
September 15, 1935
Nuremburg Laws defined German citizenship. Relationships between Jews and Aryans were banned.
July 13, 1933
All political parties except the Nazis were banned
April 26, 1933
Creation of Gestapo - Nazi secret police