21 Oct 1939

Poland
26 Oct 1939

Poland
  • Arthur Greiser became the administrator of Reichsgau Posen in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Arthur Greiser | Poznan | CPC]
3 Nov 1939

Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1939
Greiser speaking at the first Nazi rally in Posen, Germany (Poznan, occupied Poland) after German conquest, 3 Nov 1939
4 Oct 1943

Poland
  • Heinrich Himmler talked openly about the Final Solution at a meeting in Posen, Reichsgau Wartheland, Germany (Poznan, occupied Poland), noting that he cared little about the livelihood of Czechoslovakians, Russians, and other peoples in occupied Eastern Europe since the conquered people were mere slaves to Germany. He warned his lieutenant, however, that this task would not be written in history despite its importance in German history. ww2dbase [Heinrich Himmler | Poznan | CPC]
25 Jan 1945

Poland
  • Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland) was declared a Fortress City after it was surrounded and left to wither by Soviet forces. ww2dbase [Vistula-Oder Offensive | Poznan | TH]

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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