The timeline of the Holocaust, in LEGO

Thursday, January 15, 2015

16-year-old British LEGO enthusiast Fithboy has created a timeline of the Jewish Holocaust as a history project for school, and was kind enough to share pics of it.

January 1933 - Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany

February 1933 - 40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police.

February 1933 - The Reichstag building is burned, probably by the Nazis

February 1933 - Emergency Powers are given to Hitler

The rest - after the jump

March 1933 - The Nazis open the first concentration camp

April 1933 - Nazis define Jews as non-Aryan and boycott Jewish owned business

May 1933 - Jewish books are burned in Berlin and other German cities

1933-1938 - Jews lose almost all rights and are opressed by the Nuremberg Laws

November 1938 - "Kristallnacht" ("Night of the Broken Glass") - riots that destroy Jewish shops and businesses. German police overlook it.

September 1939 - Germany invades Poland. WWII has begun in Europe.

September 1939 - Stalin's Russian troops invade Eastern Poland. He and Hitler plan to split the land between them when the country is occupied.

October 1941 - Auschwitz is opened. Jews from around Europe will be killed here in their millions over the next few years.

June 1944 - D-Day. Allied troops land in Normandy

1945 - As the Allied forces push through Germany they liberate concentration camps.

April 1945 - Hitler commits suicide

January 2015 - The artist's desk, after doing doing the "Lego Holocaust"

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