Wiesel and Vladek's lives with Some WWII By CaptainJackSvetz Oct 11, 1920 Vladek had to Quit School when he was 14 to Work Vladek was born on October 11th, 1906, so we can assume it was around this time when he had to quit school. Sep 18, 1931 Japan Invades Manchuria This was the first act of WWII, Japan was the first nation to attack another nation in this span of events. Dec 20, 1935 Vladek's Cousin Tells him that she wants Vladek to meet a girl named Anja This is an important event because Anja later on becomes his wife. Nov 1, 1936 Vladek and Anja get Engaged It does not tell us the specific date on which the two were engaged, but it says the end of 1936. Nov 25, 1936 Germany and Japan Sign the Anti-Comintern Pact They did this purely to go against the Soviet Union and any Communist countries that stood in their way. Dec 1, 1936 Vladek and Anja Moved to Sosnowiec It says they moved at the end of 1936, so we can assume they moved sometime in December Feb 14, 1937 Vladek and Anja get Married it tells us that they were married on this date, which is ironic because it is also Valentine's Day, which is the day of love. Jul 7, 1937 Japan invades China This act of war started WWII in the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Countries. Oct 1, 1937 Vladek's First Son is Born His first born son's name was Richieu. Jan 1, 1938 A Nazi Flag was Raised The flag was raised right in the center of the town and Vladek saw it. Apr 1, 1938 Anja and Vladek get back from the Sanitarium Anja stayed in there for three months and she did come back a totally different person. Sep 29, 1938 France, Italy, Germany, and Great Britain Sign the Munich Agreement This agreement makes the Czechoslovak Republic to cede into Sudetenland which includes their military forces too. Mar 31, 1939 Great Britain and France guarantee the stability of the Polish borders They were certain that they could keep Poland from being invaded. Aug 23, 1939 Germany and the Soviet Union Sign a Nonagression Agreement They did this so they couldn't attack each other and so that both the nations could ramain a great power force. Sep 1, 1939 Vladek was Drafted and sent to the Frontier He was drafted into the war, and they usually sat in dug up trenches. Sep 17, 1939 The Soviet Union Invades Poland This was an incredibly huge movement. This sets up what happens from here on in Europe. Sep 27, 1940 Japan, Italy, and Germany Sign the Tripartite Pact This is a massive movement because this pact establishes that the big three agressive countries won't attack weach other, just the ones around them. Feb 3, 1941 Vladek Returns Home He returns home to finally see his son, who is 2 and a half years old. Dec 27, 1941 Elie has met Moshe the Beadle It says that Elie met Moshe the Beadle in the later days of December on this year. Dec 25, 1942 Moshe The Beadle Does Escape He escapes from the bus and murders to spread the news. May 13, 1943 Axis Forces Surrender to the Allies in Tunisia The surrender ended the North African Campaign. May 25, 1944 Elie and his family board the Railway Cars They get on a train with a bunch of other Jewish people being deported. May 31, 1944 Elie Makes it to Birkenau Elie and his father make it to this place afetr they are dropped off here by the train. Jan 4, 1945 Elie Goes in for Surgery Elie gets surgery on his foot. He gets this surgery and goes on his way afterwards. Jan 28, 1945 Elie's Father Dies Elie's Father dies while sleeping in a bunk. It was a long and horrible journey and his body gave up on him. Apr 5, 1945 The Buchenwald Camp is Ordered to be Evacuated The camp that Elie was in was ordered to be evacuated. Everyday the Nazis brutally killed thousand of Jews. Apr 10, 1945 Wiesel's Block is Ordered to be Evacuated Wiesel's and his block were evacuated. During the evacuation, some prisoners told them to go back because they were gonna be killed, so they listened to the prisoners and retreated. Apr 11, 1945 Wiesel's Buchenwald is Liberated Wiesel made it through the camp. He had made it through the Holocaust Apr 30, 1945 Hitler Commits Suicide This is a massive turning point in the war. Adolf Hitler, the leader of nazi Germany, committed suicide because he knew the end was close for him. Dec 10, 1986 Elie Wiesel Wins Nobel Peace Prize Elie won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize and gave his acceptance speech on this day. It was a little over 18 minutes long.