The President of Germany elects Hitler to be chancellor of Germany.
First concentration camp is opened at Dachau
Hitler becomes the "Fuehrer" and commander in chief
Hitler rises to power, and no election was ever held.
Vladek meets Anja
Anja is introduced to Vladek by a friend.
Vladek and Anja marry
Richieu is born
Vladek and Anja's first son, Richieu, is born.
Anja goes to the sanitarium
Anja is sent to a sanitarium in Czechoslovakia to help treat her depression.
Vladek and Anja leave the sanitarium
Vladek and Anja return happily from the sanitarium after 3 months.
Anja's brother, Herman, and his wife come to America
Vladek is drafted into the Polish army
Vladek is sent to the frontier
World War II begins
Germany invades Poland and starts World War II
Vladek is captured in battle
During a battle betwen the Polish and Germans the Germans defeat the Polish and Vladek is taken as a Prisoner Of War
German Army enters Sosnowiec
Poland Surrenders to Germany
Yellow Star Laws
Jews in German occupied Poland are forced to wear a yellow star
Vladek and his father-in law lose factories
Vladek is released as a P.O.W.
Vladek returns home
After several months of imprisonment, Vladek is released from the Germans and returns back to his family.
Auschwitz begins functioning
The first victims begin to be sent to Auschwitz
The first gassing in Auschwitz occurs
Huge amounts of people began to be placed in a chamber designed to look like a shower. After the groups of people have enter the chambers, a poisonous gas called Zyklon-B was released into the air and the people died in 3 - 30 minutes.
Jews in Sosnowiec are beginning to be moved to a ghetto
In towns across German occupied Europe, Jews were moved from within their own towns to seperate ghettos.
The first mass gassing of Jews begins
Auschwitz begins to start the mass gassing of Jews
Jews over the age of 70 are sent to concentration camps
1500 Jews removed from Sosnowiec
2000 Jews sent from Sosnowiec to Auschwitz
Jews begin to be taken by train to Auschwitz.
8000 Jews are sent from Sosnowiec to Auschwitz
Vladek registers at the Dienst stadium
Thousands of Jews visit the Dienst Stadium to be registered. When they are being registered they are seperated.
All Jews in Sosnowiec are moved to Srodula ghetto.
Richieu is sent to Zawiercie with his aunt while the other Jews in Sosnowiec are taken to the ghetto.
Most inhabitants of the Srodula ghetto are deported to Auschwitz
All Jews in Zawiercie ghetto are sent to Auschwitz
Richieu is poisoned by his aunt Tosha rather than go to Auschwitz.
Remaining Jews in Srodula are killed
The Gestapo begin to hunt the Jews in the Srodula ghetto while Vladek and Anja stay in hiding.
Vladek and Anja are sent to Auschwitz
After Vladek and Anja are captured on their train to Hungary and are betrayed by the smugglers they spend time in jail until they are sent to Auschwitz.
Within Auschwitz, Vladek was quarantined and teaching English between March and May of 1944.
Over 100,000 Hungarian Jews were gassed in Auschwitz
Between May and August of 1944, Vladek worked in the tin shop in Auschwitz.
Vladek sees Anja in Birkenau
During a construction job that Vladek is assigned to, he sees Anja for the first time in months.
Vladek goes to Birkenau for the first time
Vladek is sent to Birkenau on a construction job.
Vladek worked in the shoe shop in Auschwitz between August and October of 1944.
Anja is moved from Birkenau to Auschwitz
Anja comes over to Auschwitz
Vladek arranged through bribes of one bottle of vodka and 100 cigarettes to have Anja moved from Birkenau to Auschwitz.
Vladek began doing black work in October, and was not sure when he was finished, however he told Art that it was most likely one month and he was done in November.
Vladek returned back to the tin shop for his final 2 months in Auschwitz between November and January of 1944-1945.
Force evacuation of Auschwitz (Death Marches)
As Russian troops approach, the Germans move many of the prisoners of Auschwitz (including Vladek) to other concentration camps.
Vladek is sent to Dachau
After several stops from Auschwitz, Vladek arrives at the concentration camp of Dachau.
Dachau is liberated
As Russian and American troops arrive, the prisoners of Dachau are free.
Documents in the form of a graphic novel the Vladek's life leading up to his capture and life in Auschwitz. Includes the present day relationship between Vladek and his son Art.
Maus Part II is written
Documents in the form of a graphic novel Vladek's life within Auschwitz. It also includes the present day relationship between Vladek and Art and Art's feelings after Vladek is dead and the results of Maus I's fame.