Monday, May 01, 2006

Holocaust studies: Hermann Goering, Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe (commander in chief of the Air Force)

March 1, 1935 named Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe (commander in chief of the Air Force)

Appointed by Hitler as Plenipotentiary for the Implementation of the Four-Year Plan

September 1, 1939 Hitler appointed him his first successor
June 19, 1940 was made Reichsmarschall (Reich marshal)
Began to lose favor with Hitler during the Battle of Britain because of the decreased effectiveness of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force)

May 9, 1945 captured by U.S. troops
Tried at the Nuremberg Trials
Found guilty on all four counts: conspiracy to commit crimes alleged in other counts, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity

October 15, 1946, two hours before his scheduled execution, he committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule he smuggled into prison.

Th, May 4, Deutschland map quiz and vocab quiz.

New map id's:
Sweden, Norway (Norse men)
Nord Zee
kapell meister, JS Bach
Great Dane
Rudolf Diesel
Guten tag!

Brief timeline of Adolf Hitler:

1889 Born in Branau, Austria.
1914 - 1918 WWI; serves in German Army. Wins medal for heroism.
1919 Joins Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi) in Munich.
1924 Spends year in prison for a failed attempt to take over the government in Munich. In jail writes Mein Kampf.
1932 Wins 38% of vote in national elections; wins seat in parliament.
1933 Becomes Chancellor of Germany through chicanery. Reign of terror through use of police, political troops and secret police - Gestapo - to intimidate opponents. Hitler says "Democracy leads only to communism."
Creates Hitler Youth (Jugend) to extend militarism and totalitarian control.
1935 Laws declare that Jews are lesser beings. Jews sent to death (concentration) and work camps.
1939 Invasion of Poalnd signals beginning of WWII.
1945 Defeat of Germany and suicide of Hitler.

1 comment:

medieval said...

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