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19 March 1944

Germany Occupies Hungary

Once Hitler caught wind of Hungary’s ambitions to make peace, he lost trust in Horthy and ordered the military occupation of Hungary. After ‘Operation Margarethe’ proved successful, all of the nation’s potential resources fell under the aegis of German military interests. Assisted by Hungary’s state bureaucracy and law enforcement agencies, the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Jews was initiated. No organised form of resistance occurred. A badly planned attempt to leave the German alliance failed in under a day.

28 November 1943

Tehran conference

20 July 1944

20 July: Conspirators linked with Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg attempt to overthrow the Nazi dictatorship