Night: Elie Wiesel's Life

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    Elie's Life

  • Elie's Birthdate

    Elie is born in Transylvania, Romania
  • Elie meets Moshe the Beadle

  • Moshe eacapes from the Gestapo

    Moshe the Beadle escapes Gestapo to warn the Jews in Sighet.
  • Nazis invade Elie's hometown

    Jews rights were basically taken away and had to start wearing the Star of David. Also not allowed to go to most places anymore.
  • All Jews are forced from thier homes

    All Jews are forced from their homes. The first group departs by train.
  • Elie's family is deported

  • Elie arrives at camp

    Late May: They reache Birkenau, and Elie and his father spend their first night in camp. Guards send Elie and his father to Auschwitz.
  • Elie has surgery

    Elie undergoes surgery in the Auschwitz infirmary. Elie and his father run with evacuees to Gleiwitz, where they and others board open cattle cars for a ten-day ride to Buchenwald.
  • Auschwitz is liberated

  • Elie's father dies

    Elie's father dies in his bunk at Buchenwald.
  • Elie is set free

    Elie gets sick with food poisoning after he is liberated by the arrival of U.S. troops.