Elie Weisel Concentration Camp anc World War 2 Timeline

  • Elie is born

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    Elie Weasel's life

  • Hitler was elected, Dachau Camp opens

  • Buchenwald camp opens

  • World War 2 starts when Germany invades poland

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    World War 2

    nazi start to end
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany

  • Germany captures Norway and Denmark. Auschwitz camp opens.

  • Gernany invades Denmark and Normay

  • Germany invades Holland, Belgium, luxembourg, and France

  • Germany Invades Holland, Belgium, luxembourg, and France

  • Battle in Britain Begins

  • Germany invades Romania

  • Cencentration Camp built in Auschwitz

  • Cencentration Camp built in Auschwitz

  • Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece.6 Apr 1941

  • Germany invades Soviet Union. 22 Jun 1941

  • Rhinhard Heydrich is appointed to carry out 'Final Solution,' the extermination of all the Jews in Europe. 31 Jul 1941

  • Auschwitz began to use the poisonous gas

  • Massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, 34,000 murdered.

  • Murder of 19,000 Jews in Odessa.

  • Mass extermination of Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Russians, and others

  • Chelmno extermination camp opens 342,000 people are killed

  • Germany and Italy declare war on the United States.

  • Official plan to exterminate all the Jews in Europe.

  • Extermination by gas begins in Sobibor extermination camp, 250,000 killed.

  • Extermination begins in Belzec extermination camp, 6,000,000 killed.

  • 06/01/1942 Treblinka extermination camp begins operation, 700.000 killed.

  • German advance in Russia is stopped at Stalingrad.

  • Germany occupies Hungary.

  • Wiesel family arrives at Birkenall, Poland

  • Elie and his father were sent to Auschwitz

  • Group of German officers attempts to assassinated Hitler.

  • Attempt to destroy evidence of death camp.

  • Evacuation of Auschwitz, beginning of death march of camp inmates.

  • Russian forces liberated Auschwitz

  • Anne Frank dies at “Bergen-Belsen”

  • American troops free inmates at Dachau and Buchenwald

  • Hitler and Goebbels commit suicide.

  • Germany surrenders. World War II is over in Europe.

  • 04/01/1947 Elie entered the Sorbonne to study philosophy

  • Elie is encouraged to write about his life in the concentration camps

  • Elie moves to the U.S.

  • Elie publishes the English version of NIGHT

  • Elie receives the Nobel Peace Prize