January 1st.

1934 The SS is fully in control of the Concentration Camp system. Hitler orders a military building program of 4,000 new aircraft. Jewish holidays are removed from German calendar. During the early part of the year Nazi Youth members are targetting Catholic youth groups throughout Germany, intimidating and beating them. German laws are passed allowing for the sterilization of the ‘unfit,’ laws which were passed in July of the previous year. Hitler orders a military build up of 4,000 new Aircraft to be completed within 20 Months.

1937 German Ethnic Resettlement Assistance Office, VOMI ‘Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle’ founded. All ethnic Germans returned to the fold.

1939 Jewish Capital expropriated and Israel or Sarah ‘name’ decree comes into force.

1941 439 Jews gassed at Kalisz.

1942 United Nations declaration ratified by 26 Allied Nations. UN War Crimes Commission established.

January 2nd.

1940 No Jewish obituaries allowed in Generalgouvernement.

1943 Wehrmacht begins withdrawal from Caucausus.

1947 Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, Case Number 2, The Erhard Milch Case of the former German Luftwaffe Field Marshall Erhard Milch begins. Milch is charged with murder and cruel treatment of POWs and with participation in experiments dealing with effects of high altitude and freezing on Camp inmates.

Saturday January 3rd. 1942 “..rumour is abroad ..execution was filmed.” Fritz Dietrich.

This is a serious breach of discipline, when we consider the ultra secretive nature of the mass murder undertakings against the Jewish People. Severest retribution was proposed for any individual who photographed the murder operations, let alone filmed them. We are, however, indebted to the many who, through curiosity or callous intent, have brought the brutal truth of The Holocaust to life in exacting detail.

1944 Russian Forces on Polish border.

January 4th.

1933 Secret meeting between Hitler and Franz von Papen to establish governmental role for Hitler.

1942 Chaim Rumkowski makes the boast that Jews can be saved, ‘Through Work.’

1943 Czestochowa Ghetto Uprising!

1946 Colonel Telford Taylor makes the prosecution case against the German High Command. His impressive performance will help secure his appointment as lead prosecutor in the subsequent Nuremberg trials.

January 5th.

1939 Under Nuremberg Laws, only Karaite Jews exempted.

1942 Kharkov Ghetto liquidated.

1943 Reprisals against Jews of Czestochowa sees 250 Elderly and Children shot.

January 6th.

1929 Himmler appointed ‘Reichsfuhrer SS.’

1940 Jews in Warsaw denied heating fuels.

1942 The Russian Foreign Minister, Molotov hands over information on the Babi-Yar massacre, as well as other mass actions and locations of graves are disclosed to British and US Governments.

1943 2,000 Ujazd Jews murdered Treblinka.

1944 Russian Forces in Byelorussia. Jewish Partisan activity escalates.

1948 Nuremberg War Crimes Trail, Case Number 11, The Ministries Case, begins. Twenty One defendants, including three Reich Ministers and members of the Nazi Party hierarchy are charged with waging wars of aggression, violating international treaties and committing various crimes of war, including crimes against humanity.

January 7th.

1942 Chelmno Death Camp gassing of Jews from surrounding area had already commenced. The expellation of Jews from Lodz to Chelmno begins. 5,000 Gypsies from Lodz gassed at Chelmno.

1943 15,000 Lvov Jews murdered in 2 day action. 4,000 Augustow Jews deported Auschwitz.

January 8th.

1946 The prosecution begin its case against individual defendants.

January 9th.

1941 Hitler abandons plans to invade Britain. 1,000 Theresienstadt Jews deported to Riga.

1943 8,000 Warsaw Jews ordered for final ‘resettlement.’

January 10th.

1941 Jews in Holland register.

First Session UN Assembly, London.

January 11th.

1923 French and Belgian troops occupy Ruhr.

1941 Frank gains a stay of Himmler’s deportation plans.

1945 Russians are at Warsaw.

January 12th.

1893 Hermann Goering is born.

1940 300 Hordyszcze asylum inmates murdered.

1942 Precursor to Nuremberg Trials as Europe and China resolve to try All Axis Leaders War Criminals for war crimes:

“..whether they have ordered ..perpetrated ..or in any way participated in them.”

1943 20,000 Zambrow Jews deported Auschwitz. 1,000 Berlin Jews deported Auschwitz.

1944 1,000 Jews from Stutthof Camp to Auschwitz. 95 Lodz Jews to Auschwitz. 23 Trieste Jews to Auschwitz. Allies attack at Monte Cassino.

January 13th.

1935 Plebiscite for Saar’s return to Reich secures 91% vote in favour.

1942 10,000 Lodz Ghetto Jews for Forced Labour.

Wednesday, 13th. January 1943. “..Day and night ..dragged off. ..deprived ..of ..possessions. Families ..torn apart ..all ..separated. Children coming home ..find ..their parents have disappeared. Women return ..to find ..their families gone.” Anne Frank.

January 14th.

1940 880 Jewish Prisoners of war force marched. Over 600 shot.

1942 Dutch Jewry being prepared for ‘resettlement’.

1943 8,000 Lomza Jews deported Auschwitz. Casablanca Conference held. Only Unconditional Surrender considered.

1945 Russians have crossed into East Prussia.

January 15th.

1942 Allied pledge to punish War Criminals.

“..a Jew. ..tied ..to ..sleigh ..forced to run. ..couldn’t run anymore ..they dragged him along ..then shot him.” David Rubinowicz.

1945 54,000 inmates remain in Ravensbrueck.

January 16th.

1942 10,000 Lodz Jews murdered at Chelmno.

1944 Tuczyn (Tuchin) is Liberated. 20 of the original 3,000 Jews Survive.

1945 Russian forces liberate 800 Czestochowa Jewish Survivors. 80,000 Jews are now freed from Hitler’s intentions.

January 17th.

1939 Jewish dentists, pharmacists and vets lose their license to work.

1942 Field Marshal Walter von Reichenau, who sought Wehrmacht Einsatzgruppe cooperation in Russia, dies!

1944 Over 400 Malines Jews to Auschwitz.

1945 Russian forces liberate Warsaw. More than 374,000 Jews of Warsaw were murdered. Few Jews Survive.

1946 First Session UN Security Council, London.

January 18th.

1940 255 Warsaw Jews shot in Palmiry Forest.

1942 A First Theatre performance held in Vilna Ghetto.

1943 6,000 Warsaw Ghetto Jews murdered Treblinka. Jewish Resistance plans to disrupt ‘resettlement’ operations. 1,000 Jews are murdered after Resisting. This is the 1st. Jewish Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. Resistance lasts for 4 days.

1944 300 Buczacz Jews murdered.

1945 Auschwitz Camp is being abandoned. Death March begins 66,000 prisoners toward Wodzislaw. Russian forces liberate Pest part of Budapest. Russian forces take Cracow. More than 7,000 Jews of Cracow were eventually murdered. 17,000 Jews are missing.

January 19th.

1942 Russian troops recapture Mozhaisk. Moscow will not be taken.

1944 Siege of Leningrad lifted. Russians retake Novgorod.

1945 Russian forces liberate Lodz. More than 200,000 Lodz Jews were murdered. Less than 900 of the Jewish community Survive.

January 20th.

1939 Hitler sacks Hjalmar Schacht from Reichsbank Presidency.

1942 The Wannsee Conference is convened and Hitler now ensures all arms of the Reich, all Government Agency’s and the wider German public are signed up to The Final Solution. Heydrich will outline Plans to Annihilate 11,293,300 Jews!

1943 Jews from Theresienstadt expelled to Auschwitz.

1944 Over 1,000 Parisian Jews from Drancy to Auschwitz.

1945 4,200 Jews shot in Birkenau. Hungarian Provisional Government signs Armistice.

January 21st.

1938 Jews have their citizenship revoked in Romania.

1942 United Partisan Organization established in Vilna.

1943 The ‘January Aktion’ Resistance of the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto ends.

January 22nd.

1940 Vatican attacks German conduct in Poland.

1941 Bulgaria dislodges Jews from professional positions, Public Sector workers, Doctor’s and Lawyer’s. A punitive tax is also imposed on Jewish Homes and Businesses.

1944 Allied forces land in Anzio.

1945 Russian forces are at the Oder River in Silesia.

January 23rd. 1942 1,500 Novi Sad Jews are murdered, thrown into the Danube River. 100’s of Serbs are also murdered in the Danube River. Hitler met with over 50 High Ranking Nazi officials to no doubt approve and commission the 3 Death Camps at Belzec, which commenced their work, March 17th, at Sobibor, where mass murder commenced in May and at Treblinka, where the destruction of the Jews began in July 22nd. of that same year This certainly suggests that all of this was a final resolve that had now become The Final Solution, die Endlosung der Judenfrage.

January 24th.

1934 Jews banned from German Labour Front.

1939 Goering gives Heydrich power to establish a ‘Reichszentale fur Judische Auswanderung’, a Reich Bureau Central Office for Jewish Emigration from Germany. This is the Eichmann Vienna model. There are 80,000 Jews left in Germany. Heydrich then appoints Heinrich Mueller, the Gestapo Chief, to lead it.

1940 Jewish property in Generalgouvernement registered.

1942 400 Kolomyia Jews murdered.

January 25th.

1939 German Foreign Office circulates deportation of Polish Jews from Germany.

1940 Though in containment operation since 1939, Oswiecim, Auschwitz, is chosen as site of new Concentration Camp.

1942 Hitler once more states intention to exterminate the Jews.

1943 2,120 Jasionowka Jews deported Auschwitz.

1945 Death March for Stutthof Camp Survivors.

January 26th.

1934 Germany and Poland sign 10 year non-Aggression Pact.

1937 Jews prohibited to work in German offices

1940 Warsaw Judenrate fined after ethnic German beaten.

1941 120 Bucharest Jews murdered. 1,000’s of Bucharest’s Jews are brutalised in anti-Jewish riots.

1943 1,000 Stanislawow Jews murdered. Week long Transport of 5,000 Jews from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.

1944 Russians publish Katyn Massacre investigation. After a Report outlines America’s failure in securing Rescue for those under Nazi threat, President Roosevelt created the War Refugee Board.

1945 Budapest Ghetto Liquidated.

January 27th.

1943 1,300 Grodek Jagiellonski Jews murdered.

1944 Over 680 Dutch Jews from Westerbork to Auschwitz. Russians retake Leningrad.

1945 Russian forces liberate Auschwitz. Jewish prisoners liberated. Estimates as high as 2,500,000 Jews murdered. Russian forces liberate Memel.

“..highest number of gassings in one day was 10,000. ..most that could be carried out in a day with ..available facilities.” Rudolf Hoess.

January 28th.

1933 German Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher resigns.

1942 Russians advance into Ukraine.

1943 12,000 Pruzana Jews deported Auschwitz. Sauckel issues general mobilisation decree.

1946 During the French phase of the prosecution, French journalist Marie Claude Vaillant-Courturier provides heart-wrenching eyewitness testimony of atrocities at Auschwitz.

January 29th.

1943 4,000 Dutch Jews from Westerbork to Auschwitz. 1,000 Berlin Jews deported Auschwitz.

Friday January 29th. 1943 “..completed furnaces have been started up in ..presence of Engineer Prufer ..Topf. ..planks cannot yet be moved from ..ceiling of ..mortuary cellar on account of frost ..but this is not important ..as ..gassing cellar can be used for that purpose. ..ventilation plant has been held up by restrictions on rail transport ..but ..installation should be ready by February 20th.” Karl Bischoff.

January 30th.

1933 Adolf Hitler appointed, ‘Reichskanzler’. von Papen is vice-Chancellor. The Nazi’s are in power. The ‘Judische Jugenhilfe’ is established in Berlin.

1934 Hitler declares he will not be deterred from rearming.

Monday January 30th. 1939 “..shameful spectacle to see how ..whole democratic world is oozing sympathy for ..poor ..tormented Jewish people ..but remains hard hearted and obdurate when it comes to helping them.” Adolf Hitler.

1940 Heydrich holds conference on resettlement of Jews and Volkdeutche. British Embassy in Bucharest demands Romania prevents ships departing with Jewish refugees.

1941 Hitler repeats his threat to destroy all of European Jewry.

“..Today I will once more be a prophet. If ..international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging nations once more into a world war then ..result will not be .. bolshevization of ..earth and ..victory of Jewry ..but ..annihilation of ..Jewish race in Europe!” Adolf Hitler.

1942 Hitler reaffirms his aim to completely annihilate the Jews.

1943 Ernst Kaltenbrunner succeeds Heydrich as head of RSHA.

1944 Over 560 Milan Jews to Auschwitz.

January 31st.

1941 3,000 of Pruszkow’s Jews deported to Warsaw Ghetto with 70,000 from other areas soon following. German attempts to establish Judenrat in Frankfurt and France.

1942 SS Brigadefuhrer Franz Stahlecker’s ‘Einsatzgruppe A’ report on liquidation of 229,052 Baltic Jews.