World War 2

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In History
  • Birth

    Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania, later becomes Nungary.
  • Vladeks Factory

    Vladeks Factory
    •By October 1937, Vladek’s textile factory, financed by his in-laws, is up and running, and Richieu is born
  • Pact of Steel

    Pact of Steel
    Italy and GermanyNazis sign 'Pact of Steel' with Italy:Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 angered Mussolini because it was clear that Germany was carving out its own empire and Italy was not. Mussolini made it clear to Hitler that he expected Italy to have the Adriatic Sea as a sphere of influence.In May 1939, the Germans and Italians cemented their friendship with the Pact of Steel. This pact committed both countries to support the other if one of them became involved in a war.
  • Call of Duty

    Call of Duty
    •In August, 1939, Vladek is called into active duty in the Polish army
  • Frontlines

    Frontlines
    •In September, 1939, Vladek is fighting in the trenches against the Germans. He is taken prisoner during a skirmish. He is first taken to a POW camp, then to a labor camp. Finally, several months later, he is released.
  • Lodz ghetto closed off:

    Lodz ghetto closed off:
    Lodz ghetto closed off: approximately 165,000 inhabitants in 1.6 square miles.
  • Dunkirk Miracle

    Dunkirk Miracle
    After the British get trapped at Dunkirk the Allies heroicly rescue them in three days.
  • Operation Sea Lion

    Operation Sea Lion
    Operation Sealion Hitler plans Operation Sea Lion (the invasion of Britain).The projected invasion on Britain included: Army Group A (6 divisions) invading Kent via the areas near Ramsgate, Folkstone and Bexhill. Army Group A (4 divisions) invading Sussex and Hampshire via the area around Brighton and the Isle of Wight. Army Group B (3 divisions) invading Dorset via Lyme Bay. The whole plan relied on Germany having complete control of the English Channel, this meant that Germany had to have cont
  • Lend-Lease Act

    Lend-Lease Act
    US agreed to supplie Allies and European powers during WW2.
  • Germany occupies Greece and Yugolsavia

    Germany occupies Greece and Yugolsavia
  • Murder of 19,000 Jews in Odessa

    Murder of 19,000 Jews in Odessa
  • Day of Infamy

    Day of Infamy
    This was the day where Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor. Many woke up to the sound of Japanese bombings. They sunk or destroyed nineteen ships, and 2,300 were killed. This sparked the U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • Germany declares war on the Us

    Germany declares war on the Us
    December 11, 1941 Hitler declares war on the United States. On December 7, 1941, while German armies were freezing before Moscow, Japan suddenly pushed the United States into the struggle by attacking the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers.
  • "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."

    "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."
    January 20, 1942 - SS Leader Heydrich holds the Wannsee Conference to coordinate the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." On January 20, 1942, Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler's second in command of the SS organization, convened a conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee. At the meeting, 15 top Nazi bureaucrats and members of the SS met to coordinate the "Final Solution" in which the Nazis would attempt to exterminate the 11 million Jews of Europe and the Soviet Union.
  • Jewish fighting organization

    Jewish fighting organization (ZOB) established in Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    Battle of Guadalcanal
    There was a huge Japanese air base on Guadalcanal, and Genearl MacArthur wanted to sieze it. The marines didn't have a problem siezing the airfield, but the battle for the island was a huge struggle. The battle finally ended within six months, and the Japanese called it "the island of death."
  • Allied forces land in North Africa.

    Allied forces land in North Africa.
  • Forced to work

    Forced to work
    •Vladek continues his story as he walks to his bank with Art. It is now the year 1943. The Jews have been moved to Srodula, and they are forced to work in the shops and factories of Sosnowiec.
  • First bombing raid by Americans

    First bombing raid by Americans
    January 27, 1943 - First bombing raid by Americans on Germany (at Wilhelmshaven). On this day, 8th Air Force bombers, dispatched from their bases in England, fly the first American bombing raid against the Germans, targeting the Wilhelmshaven port. Of 64 planes participating in the raid, 53 reached their target and managed to shoot down 22 German planes-and lost only three planes in return.
  • Himler orders liquidation

    Himler orders liquidation
    Himler orders the liquidation of all the ghettos in Poland and the Soviet Union.
  • Germany occupies Hungary

    Germany occupies Hungary
  • Arrival in Poland

    Wiesel family arrives at Birkenall, Poland.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    June 6, 1944 - D-Day landings on the northern coast of France.On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on western Europe.
  • Concentration Camp

    Concentration Camp
    Elie and his father were sent to Auschwitz.
  • Liberation

    Liberation
    Russian forces liberated Auschwitz where wiesel was held.
  • Free!!!!!!!!!

    Free!!!!!!!!!
    American troops free inmates at Dachau and Buchenwald.
  • Adolf Hitler killed himself.

    Adolf Hitlerr killed himself by taking a cynanine pill. Along with his wife, Eva Braun,
  • Displaced Persons Camp

    Displaced Persons Camp
    In the summer of 1945, Vladek reaches the American run displaced persons camp, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Little Boy was dropped

    Little Boy was dropped
    Little Boy The mushroom cloud billowing up 20,000 feet over Hiroshima. It was the first nuclear weapon to be used and developed by Manhattan Project during WWII.
  • Japan announces formal surrender

    Japan announces formal surrender
    Japan SurrendersJapanese representatives signed the official Instrument of Surrender, prepared by the War Department and approved by President Truman. It set out in eight short paragraphs the complete capitulation of Japan. The opening words, "We, acting by command of and in behalf of the Emperor of Japan," signified the importance attached to the Emperor's role by the Americans who drafted the document.