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7 Sep 1939

17 Aug 1940

Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1940
German occupation administration destroying Adam Mickiewicz Monument in Kraków, Poland, 17 Aug 1940
16 Apr 1942

25 Apr 1942

13 Mar 1943

  • The Kraków Ghetto in Poland was liquidated. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Kraków | CPC]
  • A celebration took place at the main rail station of Krakow, Poland, featuring the 2,000th transport of workers from Poland to Germany; the one-millionth forced laborer was "honored". ww2dbase [Kraków | CPC]
13 Mar 1944

24 Nov 1947

16 Dec 1947

22 Dec 1947

  • The Polish Supreme National Tribunal issued judgement on the 40 former Auschwitz Concentration Camp staff members tried during the First Auschwitz Trial which concluded 6 days prior. 23 were found guilty and were given death sentences, 16 were found guilty and were given prison terms, and 1 was acquitted. ww2dbase [Nuremberg Trials and Other Trials Against Germany | Kraków | CPC]
22 Aug 1948

  • Josef Bühler was executed by hanging in Kraków, Poland at 1949 hours. ww2dbase [Josef Bühler | Kraków | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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George Patton, 31 May 1944

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