On September 1, 1939 Adolf Hitler invaded Poland setting off the beginning of World War II. The war that would define a generation and result in several innocent men and women to die based on who they are. Two weeks after the invasion Poland would fall to Nazi Germany, right after they would face the brutal hardships that the Germans bestowed upon them. Many Polish people had lost their lives due to starvation, children were kidnapped and sent to Germany for “Germanization”, and others were forced to work like slaves, among the destroyed houses and ruined families. World War II started today, with history changing forever from this day forward in 1939.