Akagi, Kiana Night Timeline

  • Hilter Becomes Chancellor of Germany

  • Mussolini Invades Ethiopia

  • Japan Defeats China

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt forbids U.S. ships from carrying arms to China or Japan

  • German Chancellor Adolf Hitler announces support for Japan.

  • Mussolini Joins Hitler

  • Hitler Promises Peace

  • Kristallnacht

    During the German Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), 7500 Jewish businesses are looted, 191 synagogues are set afire, nearly 100 Jews are killed, and tens of thousands are sent to concentration camps.
  • Germany Invades Poland

  • Britain and France Declare War

    Britain and France declare war on Germany honoring their commitment to Poland.President Franklin D. Roosevelt invokes the Neutrality Act but notes, "Even a neutral cannot be asked to close his mind or his conscience."
  • Adolf Hitler takes neutral Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg.

  • Hitler Defeats France

  • Italy Attacks France

  • France Surrenders

  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
  • US at War

    Germany and Italy, Japan's axis partners, declare war on the United States. The United States declares war on Germany, Italy, and Japan.
  • Deportation of Sighet's Jews

    The local Jews in Sighet were deported by the Nazis to the ghettos. 13,00 Jews from Sighet were in the ghettos by the 2nd year of deportations.
  • Russians Trap Germany

  • Going Through Camps

    People in the camps are treated like animals. Elie witnessed many gruesome events and deaths of others. A boy was hung while he was exposed to the other prisoners and after his death, everyone was forced to walk by his corpse and look at his "extinguished eyes, tounge hanging from his gaping mouth." (63). When Moishe was telling his story of things he witnessed, he mentioned "Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns." (6).
  • Italy Surrenders

  • Insight to the Camps

  • "Long Live Liberty"

    When the prisoners were forced to watch a young boy be hung, he was not instantly killed. The boy was shouting "Long live Liberty! My curse on Germany!" (62) and once his words faded and he was killed, Wiesel and the rest were forced to walk past his dead, hanging body. Elie Wielsel said the boy had "the face of an angel in destress." (63)
  • Sighet Jews go to Auschwitz

    In May, the Nazis spend about a week transforing the Jews from Sighet that were in the ghettos to Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp. The Jews were transported in four different transports.
  • D-Day

    D-Day: The first of nearly 3 million Allied soldiers arrive in Normandy, on the northern shores of France.
  • Paris Liberated

  • Death March

    After Wiesel was operated on, he had to go on the death march. Everyone had to run and it was a challenge for Wiesel exspecially because of his recent operation. As the Jews arrived to a ghost town, Shlomo was getting weaker and more fragile. Elie was encouraging his dad saying "Wake up. One musn't fall asleep here..." (90) in hopes he wouldn't fade away. Shlomo's body couldn't take the effects of bieng starved and passed away. Elie claims to feel freed because he doesn't have that curiosity of
  • End of WWII/ Liberation

    The Soviet Union entered Auschwitz and liberated the remaining 7,000 prisoners. The Soviet Union continued to liberate various Nazi camps. Wiesel spent a few years in a French orphanage with his sisters. Since the end of the war, Wiesel accomplished so much. He began studying literature, philosophy, and psychology in 1498, went to Jerusalem in 1449, became a professor in 1979, and was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Wiesel was attacked by someone who didn't believe in the Holocaust.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

  • Germany Surrenders

  • Hiroshima

    The United States drops an atomic bomb—the first to be used in warfare—on Hiroshima, killing 75,000 people instantly, and injuring more than 100,000.
  • Nagasaki

    A second atomic bomb is dropped in Nagasaki.
  • World War II Ends

    A formal surrender ceremony is conducted in Tokyo Bay on the U.S. battleship Missouri. World War II officially ends.
  • Sighet's Jews population

    After Word War II, Sighet had about 2,000 Jews and it lowered down to 20 of them over the decades.