Auschwitz_Brian Kim

Timeline created by Brian Kim Oxford Academy
  • Dr. Nyiszli arrives at Auschwitz.

    Dr. Nyiszli arrives at Auschwitz.
    Dr. Nyiszli comes out of one of the many trains carrying about 90 people into Auschwitz. He is with his wife and daughter. It is a turning point for Dr. Nyiszli's life. This relates to the theme because even though he did not have a choice to go to Auschwitz, later, he will have many choices to choose.
  • The Selection

    The Selection
    They are split into two lines. Dr. Nyiszli is separated from his wife and daughter. He is put into a small line who all look like doctors. This is a turning point. This relates to the theme because he followed the orders of the guards to survive.
  • Separation

    Separation
    Dr. Josef Mengele meets the small group of men. He asks who studied at the German University and if they know surgery. Dr. Nyiszli steps up quickly and is separated from the group. This is a turning point in his life. This relates to the theme statement because he chose to stand out to survive.
  • The Mass Murder

    The Mass Murder
    Dr. Nyiszli witnesses a mass murder of prisoners at Auschwitz. He sees that the prisoners are told lies and that they would take a shower. The prisoners go inside the gas chambers and get gassed to death. This is a negative character development. This relates to the theme statement because he educated himself on how he will die if he does not follow orders.
  • Wife and Daughter Found

    Wife and Daughter Found
    Dr. Nyiszli luckily gets permission to go through the camps in Auschwitz to go look for his wife and daughter. He finds them and they have a heart warming reunion. This is a positive character development. This relates to the theme statement because he found something to survive for.
  • Liberation and Hope

    Liberation and Hope
    Dr. Nyiszli and other surviving prisoners gets liberated inside of Auschwitz. The Soviets come in and save them. This is a turning point his life. This relates to the theme statement because instead of trying to escape, Dr. Nyiszli chose to follow orders believing that he will survive.
  • Theme Statement

    You must do what you need to do to survive.