17 Aug 1940

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