Chronology of Destruction

1871 - Unification of Germany, Jews received equal rights

1914 - World War I begins

1917 - Shep Zitler, born in Vilna (Wilno, Vilnius), Lithuania

1918 - World War I ends, independent Poland established

1919 - Hitler’s first rally in Munich

1920 - Felicia Fuksman, born in Lodz, Poland

1923 - Eva Galler, born in Oleszyce, Poland

1923 - Isaac Niederman, born in Satu-Mare, Romania.

1925 - Martin Wasserman, born in Warsaw, Poland

1925 - Siggy Boraks, born in Wielun, Poland

1927 - Dora Niederman, born in Bhuce, Czechoslovakia

1929 – World-wide economic depression

Hitler Comes to Power

January 1, 1933 - Eva Galler, in Oleszyce, Poland, celebrates her tenth birthday on January 1, 1933.

January 30, 1933 - Hitler (legally) assumes power in Germany.

1935 - Hitler announces German rearmament.

July 2, 1935 - Anne Levy, born in Lodz, Poland

March 1936 - Hitler remilitarizes the Rhineland in violation of Versailles Treaty.

November 1937 - Lila Millen, born in Lodz, Poland

November 1937 - Hitler informs his generals that he plans to wage war in near future and to prepare for it.