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Hitler and German army officers review troops marching inside Poland after the invasion of September 1, 1939.
Hitler and German army officers review troops marching inside Poland after the invasion of September 1, 1939.
—USHMM #20236/AP/Wide World Photos, New York
13 March 1938 Germany incorporates Austria into the Reich.
15 March 1939 German troops march into Czechoslovakia.
1 September 1939 Germany invades Poland; World War II begins.
9 April 1940 Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
10 May 1940 Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.
6 April 1941 Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece.
22 June 1941 Germany invades the Soviet Union.
11 December 1941 Germany declares war on the United States.

The Museum’s exhibitions are supported by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.

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