Germany planned to defeat Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by catching them off guard in a swift attack, the so-called Blitzkrieg. In January 1941, anti-Jewish riots resulted in 127 deaths. They rescued Mussolini and used him as head of a puppet government in the north. On September 28, the Warsaw garrison finally surrendered to a relentless German siege.
The book chronicled the motorcycle... Invading Belgium involved violating Dutch territory by going through the area known as the Maastricht Appendix.
In December 1944, whilst the Soviet Army laid siege to Budapest, around 70,000 Jews were forced into a ghetto. During April the Jews of Hungary were forced into ghettos. The German authorities then took over the Italian part of France, arresting the Jews who had found shelter there Some Jews tried to escape southward to Spain or eastward to Switzerland.
Whilst the German Army fought its way eastwards, mobile killing units, Einsatzgruppen carried out the mass extermination of Jews living in these newly conquered areas.
There had been an attempt to include Austria in a larger Germany in 1918 though other countries blocked this.
And so the Netherlands, like Belgium and Denmark, found itself invaded for reasons of strategic convenience. Romanian citizens surround and greet the first Soviet soldiers to enter Bucharest, 29 August 1944.
Both had been accomplished without igniting hostilities with the major powers, and Hitler hoped that his invasion of Poland would likewise be tolerated. During November 1942, German and Italian forces took over the administration of the Vichy zone. Rescue in Budapest. Many thousands were sent to forced labour camps or imprisoned. On 10 May 1940, the German Army invaded the Netherlands.
Freedom of movement was severely restricted. The Allies invaded in July of that year, and on the 25th of July Mussolini was ousted by a government that sought peace.
However, a series of anti-Jewish measures made this extremely difficult.