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  • Elie Wiesel is born

  • The Nazie Party takes power in Germany

  • Hitler becomes leader of Germany

  • Jews in Germany are denided of rights

  • Germany annexes Austria

  • WWII Begins

  • Germany attacks the Soviet Union

    European jews are forced into ghettos and camps.
  • Elie meets Moishe the Beadle

  • German troops invade Sighet

  • Elie and his family are expelled from the ghetto, and moved to Birkenau

  • Elie and his father arrive in Auschwitz

  • Elie and his father move to Buna

  • Elie's father dies of dysentary

  • American troops arrive in Buna

  • Elie was liberated from his concentration camp

  • The holocaust is over

    1/3 of the world's Jews were murdered and the survivors were left homeless.