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World War 2 (1939-1945) Timeline

  • Drafted

    Vladek is drafted to serve in the reserves.
  • Vladek goes to war.

    In August, 1939, Vladek is called into active duty in the Polish army.
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    World War 2

  • Fighting on the frontier

    Vladek was sent to fight in the war. During his fighting experience he killed a man that was disgusied as a tree and the tree moved he shot the tree sure enough it was a German.
  • Rules in the making

    Rules in the making
    SS officers make the Jewish people be in their homes at 8:00 P.M.
  • P.O.W.

    Vladek is taken Prisnor of War.
  • The Yellow Star

    The Yellow Star
    Hitler and his Nazi party made the Jewish people wear a yellow star on their clothes to show they are Jewish.
  • Volunteer work

    Vladek goes to a work camp that is better than the camp that he was at. This camp had a warm bed and more food. Negative side of this camp was it was hard labor.
  • Freedom!

    Vladek is realeased from being a prisnor of war and can go home.
  • First Deportation

    The first group of Jewish people that were sent to Auschwitz was this date.
  • Auschwitz is Established

  • Germany invades the Soviet Union

    Germany took over most of Russia until they hit Stalingrade.
  • This means war!

    This means war!
    The U.S. declares war with Germany on September 1, 1941
  • Gassing

    First gasing was used to kill Jews in camps on this date. This was big because after this gassing was most common way to kill Jews and will always be remebered from WW2.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Imperialist Army attacted Pearl Harbor by fighter planes called zeros.
  • U.S. Declares war on Japan

    After Pearl Harbor the U.S. was ready to fight back.
  • Germany and Italy Declare War on U.S.

    U.S. now has three enemys.
  • U.S. Declares War on Germany and Italy

  • Parents are out.

    Anajas parents are moved to Auschwitz and put in gas chambers.
  • Stalingrade Begins

    Stalingrade Begins
    The Germans attack their allies Russia but this didn't work for the Germans. The Russians battled them until they couldn't fight any more.
  • The Battle Ends

    The Germans knew that they were done for. Hitler didn't care about how his men were treated. He knew that they would lose so instead of retreating he continued to fight until his troops were completely demolished.
  • Almost Escaped

    Anaja and Vladek get cought trying to escape Hungary and are sent to Aushcwitz
  • Sent away

    The Wiesel family arrives at Birkenall, Poland. The last time they were together as a family.
  • D Day

    On June 6, 1944 more than 160,000 allied troops landed on the beach of Normandy, France. The allied forces won but lost 9,000 soldiers. This was important because this now gave the allied troops a chance to enter Europe and defeat Hitler.
  • Elie and his father are sent to Auschwitz

    Elie and his father are sent to Auschwitz
    Elie is going to live and work in a concentration camp.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    Bloodiest battle in the pacific. Americans wanted to capture this island for the Japanese airfield.
  • Famous memorial won in this battle

    After taking the island of Iwo Jima the most famous war picture for the U.S. was taken this picture truly stands out about World War 2.
  • More Freedom

    On this date the concentration camps were liberated by American troops the Jews were now free.
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    The United States dropped an A bomb on Hiroshima and on Naguaski these bombs tore Japan down. The next day the Imperial Army surrendered.
  • It's over

    It's over
    Japanese surrendered after taking two atomic bombs that hit hard in their country.
  • Hitler is no more

    Hitler is no more
    On December 1, 1945 Hitler was hiding in his under ground Bunker when troops were coming in on him he and his wife killed themselves.
  • Birth of the United Nations

    After seeing how many humans were being dominated by other humans nations came together and said never again.