01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

Sept 1st, 1939—Invasion of Poland: Hitler invades Poland using new strategy called Blitzkrieg. This swift, surprise attack leads to the fall of Poland in one short month.

Sept 1st, 1939—Invasion of Poland: Hitler invades Poland using new strategy called Blitzkrieg. This swift, surprise attack leads to the fall of Poland in one short month.

Adolf Hitler persuaded many Germans with his speeches. His great speaking ability, influenced the minds of many people to follow his evil ways.

Adolf Hitler persuaded many Germans with his speeches. His great speaking ability, influenced the minds of many people to follow his evil ways.

Warsaw, Poland - Prior to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Warsaw had the second largest Jewish community in the world. Only New York City's was larger.

Warsaw, Poland - Prior to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Warsaw had the second largest Jewish community in the world. Only New York City's was larger.

Generaloberst Erich Hoepner was a senior German general during WW2. He commanded corps and armies during the invasion of Poland and on the Eastern Front. He was implicated in the July 20, 1944 attempt on Hitler's life and as a result he was arrested, suffered a "trial" before the People's (kangaroo) Court and was hanged by the Gestapo.

Generaloberst Erich Hoepner was a senior German general during WW2. He commanded corps and armies during the invasion of Poland and on the Eastern Front. He was implicated in the July 20, 1944 attempt on Hitler's life and as a result he was arrested, suffered a "trial" before the People's (kangaroo) Court and was hanged by the Gestapo.

Baranow, Poland, Moshe Damberwader, A Jewish man who perished in the Holocaust.

Baranow, Poland, Moshe Damberwader, A Jewish man who perished in the Holocaust.

Wolf's Lair, May 2012    Wolf's Lair is the standard English name for Wolfsschanze, Adolf Hitler's first World War II Eastern Front military headquarters, one of several Führerhauptquartier (Führer Headquarters) or FHQs located in various parts of Europe. The complex, which was built for Operation Barbarossa, the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union, was located in the Masurian woods, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the small East Prussian town of Rastenburg, now Kętrzyn in Poland.

Wolf's Lair, May 2012 Wolf's Lair is the standard English name for Wolfsschanze, Adolf Hitler's first World War II Eastern Front military headquarters, one of several Führerhauptquartier (Führer Headquarters) or FHQs located in various parts of Europe. The complex, which was built for Operation Barbarossa, the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union, was located in the Masurian woods, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the small East Prussian town of Rastenburg, now Kętrzyn in Poland.

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