January 30: Hitler is appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.
February 28: There was the Reichstag Fire Decree in which Hitler demanded authoritarian power due to the “state of emergency” caused by the burning of the Reichstag. The Reichstag was the German parliamentary building and was burned down by an unknown culprit (still to this day.) on February 27. The Nazis jumped at this opportunity because it gave them an opportunity to blame the communists and generate propaganda against them.
March 22: Hitler and the Nazis open Dachau concentration camp. In the beginning it functioned mainly as a jail for communists, and not very many perished there. The treatment was brutal, but many were released after a year and it wasn’t yet a death camp.
April 1: The Boycott of Jewish stores
April 11: Nazis issue a Decree defining a non-Aryan as “anyone descended from non-Aryan, especially Jewish, parents or grandparents. One parent or grandparent classifies the descendant as non-Aryan…especially if one parent or grandparent was of the Jewish faith.”
May 10: Students join in the Nazi pandemonium and they burn books by non-Aryan authors. The Germans came up with a list of over 300 authors – many Jewish – that were no longer permissible in the Third Reich.
July 14: Nazi party becomes only legal party in Germany, effectively rendering it a one-party state.
September: The Nazis establish the Ministry of Culture which excludes Jews from the Arts.
September 29: Jews cannot own land.
October 4: Jews cannot be editors at newspapers.
November 24: Nazis pass a Law against Habitual and Dangerous Criminals, which allows beggars, the homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps.