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)

Start of World War II: September 1939-March 1940

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

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.

German Troops Dismantling a Polish Border Post on September 1, 1939

World War II Began 70 Years Ago Today

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.

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.

Germany invades Poland.  Europe can appease Hitler no more.  World War II begins.

Germany invades Poland. Europe can appease Hitler no more. World War II begins.

A Great Piece Of War Footage History : Invasion Of Poland By The German Army (Pictures and Video) | War and Conflict

A Great Piece Of War Footage History : Invasion Of Poland By The German Army (Pictures and Video) | War and Conflict

Eva Galler was born of January 1, 1924. She escaped from the Death Train. People in Poland didn't think Hitler was going to invade Poland until the last minute.

Eva Galler was born of January 1, 1924. She escaped from the Death Train. People in Poland didn't think Hitler was going to invade Poland until the last minute.

1947 photo of Kuba Beck, right, and his wife Hela. Mr. Beck, who died at age 91 on November 5, 2013 and his wife were two of the 1200 Jews saved by Oskar Schindler. Mr. Beck was a 17-year-old engineering student when the Nazis invaded Poland. He became a tool and die maker which saved his life.

1947 photo of Kuba Beck, right, and his wife Hela. Mr. Beck, who died at age 91 on November 5, 2013 and his wife were two of the 1200 Jews saved by Oskar Schindler. Mr. Beck was a 17-year-old engineering student when the Nazis invaded Poland. He became a tool and die maker which saved his life.

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