COUNTRIES OCCUPIED BY NAZY GERMANY
Kingdom of Italy
Second Czechoslovak Rep.
Republic of Estonia
Republic of Lithuania
Kingdom of Norway
Kingdom of Greece
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Federal State of Austria
Kingdom of Belgium
Second Polish Republic
Kingdom of Denmark
French Third Republic
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Kingdom of Hungary
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
ALLIES OF WORLD WAR II
The Soviet Union joined the Allies in June-1941 United Kingdom declared war to Hitler on 01/09/39
France was allied country, but it was
occupied by Nazi Germany
United States supported allies but it didn’t
entered in war until December 1941
The occupation of Denmark by Nazi Germany during World War II
lasted from April 8, 1940 to May 5, 1945. It began with the invasion of
Denmark and it finished when British soldiers assured the surrender of
the Wehrmacht units without resistance.
In total throughout the war 850 members of the Danish resistance
were killed, 900 Danish civilians also died and a total of 43 Danish
soldiers were killed during the invasion of 1940 and 1943 Nazi
repression. Furthermore, another 100 Danish soldiers died fighting
as allies with 1,850 sailors.
The rescue of the Danish Jews was a historical event: the October 1,
1943 Adolf Hitler ordered the arrest and deportation of Danish Jews.
The Danish resistance movement managed to escape by boat to
neutral Sweden about 8,000 Danish Jews. The rescue allowed the
Holocaust salvation of the majority of the Jewish population of
The German occupation of Poland was exceptionally brutal, because
the Nazis considered the Polish to be racially inferior. The Germans
began a campaign of terror, firing to thousands of Polish and
requiring all the men to make forced labour. The Nazis wanted to
destroy Polish culture with the elimination of Polish
politics, religious, and intellectual leadership.
The Polish resistance organized a massive violent uprising against
the Germans in Warsaw in August 1944. The revolt lasted two
months but it was eventually crushed by the Germans. Over
200,000 Poles died in the uprising.
It is estimated that the Germans killed at least 1.9 million nonJewish Poles during World War II. In addition, the Germans
murdered at least 3 million Jewish citizens of Poland.
The Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany began April 9, 1940.
Some weeks later they were in possession of all the Norwegian
territory and they established a military administration which
coexisted with a civilian government formed by Norwegian
supporters of Nazi Germany. This occupation lasted until May 8,
1945, with the surrender of German troops in Europe, and it was
established the named Reichskommissariat Norwegen.
After mid-1944 the Soviet Union launched a counterattack against
German forces in Finland; Red Army units entered Norwegian
territory at the beginning of the winter of 1944 and they occupied
during weeks Finnmark, the northern of Norway, where the
German authorities ordered a mass evacuation of civilians
Norwegian amid arctic winter. The low significance of the war
against Soviet troops caused none progress through the icy
mountainous regions of Northern Norway, compared to other much
more critical fronts. However, the Germans ordered an scorched
earth plan that, together with the harsh winter of Finnmark, caused
great hardship to the Norwegian population of that region.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT NAZIS
- Isaac’s army (Matthew Brzezinski)
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John
- Helga’s diary (Helga Weiss)
- Schindler's List
- Edges of the Lord
- The last train