• Elie Wiesel was born

    Elie was born in Sighet, Transylvania.
  • Elie's family become residents of Hungary.

  • 12 year old Elie starts studying the Kabbalah.

  • Elie, his family and many other Jews were packed into a cattle car and sent to Birkenau.

  • Elie Wiesel and his family are deported by the Hungarian gendarmerie and the German SS and police from Sighet to Auschwitz.

  • Elie's father dies.

  • Elie Wiesel comes to the Sorbonne in Paris.

  • Elie Wiesel goes to Jerusalem for the first time.

  • Elie moves to the United States.