in the aftermath of the battle the nazi's vanquished the poll's and captured Vladek as a prisoner of war.
Vladek released from work and the the P.O.W camp
Vladek is rleased from the nazi captivity as a POW, though it could be considered more of an escape, he will now attempt to return to Anja and his family.
Vladek reaches Sosnowiec
After much travel Vladek finally returns to sosnowiec, and to his family.
Jew's moved into the city's ghetto
the jewish ghettos in poland
all jews in sosnowiec are moved into a confined ghetto in which they have little food, and litle space o live, fortunatly Vladek and his family are wealthy so they had a bit more space than most.
Vladek's father is "deported"
the nazi's rounded up all of the senior jew's in the ghetto, and deported them, it is believed they were all put in a gas chamber.
Jew's of sosowiec moved to another smaller ghetto
The jew's of sosnowiec are moved o a much smaller ghetto and this time space is an issue for the spigleman's as teir family is quit large, though they are still slightly better off than most due to their remaining funds.
Anja's parents are killed
though their efforts to hide them the nazi's eventually uncovered the elder spiegleman's, and took them away, it is believed they also were put in a gas chamber.
Richieu is killed
After having sent him away to a man whom believed he could keep them safe along with several other children, they receive news tht hints Richieu's death.
sosnowiec ghetto liquidated
liquidation of the ghetto (schindlers list)
in 1944 the nazi's liquidated, or in other words emptied the ghetto of sosnowiec, this was done by eiher shipping them to conscentration camps, or or by killing a large amount of them, the rest were put on the trains.
Vladek and Anja are moved to auschwitz
a tour and explanation of auschwitz
after an attempt to flee to hungary, Vladek and Anja were trapped into the hands of the nazi's and sent to auschwitz, the place they had heard of so much.
Germany at this point is starting to lose the war, and so the nazi's moved all they could from auschwitz and took those whom remained to Dachau, the first conscentration camp.
As the americans approach victory over the 3rd riech, the nazi's begin to panic and flee the camps, they intended to kill all the jews whom remained, however they prefered to ensure their safety and so left them free and alive.
The war, at least with the nazi's is over, Hitler is dead and the remainder of the german army has either fled or been killed trying to push the americans back all that remains to know is, what will Vladek and Anja do now?
vladek in US refugee camp
Vladek finds himself in a Us refugee camp, he is allowed ot stay there granted he cleans cookes and helps keep the establishement clean.
vladek and anja move to sweden
vladek and anja move to sweden by plane to escape the horrible memories, and the still very large persicution towards the jews.
art spiegleman is born
Vladek's son, and the author of this book is born.
after many years of depression and painful memories, anja finally gives in and end's her life, we know little of this event exept it's existance.
Father son reunion
In 1978, art visits his father fo rthe first time in 2 years! He thne states that he wants o twrite a book about Vladek's experience during the war and haulacost.
vladek dies, we know not if it is from age or his heart condition.