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140 articles found by users
May 10, 1933
German Students, Nazis Stage Nationwide Book Burnings
University students in towns throughout Germany burned tens of thousands of “un-German” books as part of the Nazi push for state censorship and control of culture.
425 articles found by users
December 9, 1935
Amateur Athletic Union Says “Yes” to Berlin Olympics
After months of public debate about whether the US should send a team to the "Nazi Olympics," the AAU narrowly voted against a boycott of the Games.
562 articles found by users
November 9, 1938
Anti-Jewish Riots Convulse German Reich (Kristallnacht)
In an organized act of nationwide violence, Nazis and collaborators burned synagogues, looted Jewish businesses, and killed dozens of Jewish people.
128 articles found by users
April 9, 1939
Marian Anderson Performs at the Lincoln Memorial
Rejected by segregationist Daughters of the American Revolution, Marian Anderson performs before an audience of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial.
111 articles found by users
September 1, 1941
German Government Forces Jews to Wear Yellow Stars
Germany decreed that Jews over the age of six were required to wear a yellow Star of David on their outer clothing in public at all times.
179 articles found by users
November 24, 1942
Nazi Plan to Kill All Jews Confirmed
Rabbi Stephen Wise’s press conference was the first time the Nazi plan to kill all Jews was publicized.
143 articles found by users
April 19, 1943
Warsaw Ghetto Jews Revolt
The Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. It took the Germans a month to crush the resistance.
160 articles found by users
January 22, 1944
President Establishes War Refugee Board
President Roosevelt issued an executive order to provide relief and rescue for Jews in Europe.
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