World War II timeline

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  • Vladek is drafted to serve in the Polish Army

    Vladek was trained only a few days before he went into combat. The soldiers had dug trenchs near a river, which the other side of it was occupied by Germans. Soon after Vladek was on the frontier.
  • UK and France declare war on Germany

    UK and France declare war on Germany
    UK and France declare war on Germany, beginning WW2, September 3, 1939
  • Vladek is sent to the frontier to fight

    Shortly after being drafted, Vladek was sent to the frontier to fight. Bullets started flying, and Vladek began shooting at a moving bush. When he hit the bush he saw a hand come up to surrender but thought he would shoot back so he kept shooting until the other man was dead.
  • Poland falls

    Poland falls
    Poland falls, September 27, 1939
  • Vladek gets taken prisoner of war

    Vladek gets taken prisoner of war
    After Vladek killed a German Soldier, he was taken prisoner of war by the Germans. He and other soldiers were given chores and tasks that required alot of work. Vladek and the other prisoners were forced to live in tents during a very cold Autumn with only their summer uniforms and a small thin blanket. Vladek tried to stay warm by bathing in the freezing river so that he could feel warm all day in comparison. Every day Vladek would write to Anja, play chess to stay busy, and do gymnastics.
  • Vladek is relased from being a prisinor of the war

    After working hard on a labor assignment, gestapo lined up all the prisoniers alphebetically to relased them
  • Auschwitz is established

    Auschwitz is established
    In May, Auschwitz concentration camp is established near the Polish city Oswiecim
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The first major battle fought in the air between Germans and Britain's Royal Air Force.
  • Japan signs nonaggression pact with the USSR

    Japan signs nonaggression pact with the USSR
    Japan signs nonaggression pact with the USSR, April 13, 1941
  • Germany invades Soviet Union

    Germany invades Soviet Union
    four million troops poured over the Russian border. Within one month, over two and half million Russians had been killed, wounded or captured. The Germans made tremendous advances into Russia – into portions of Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad.And then winter hit. The Germans were caught in summer uniforms, and it was a bitter, cold winter that year
    Hitler made the same mistake as Napoleon did.
  • Auschwitz began to use the poisonous gas

    Auschwitz began to use the poisonous gas
    Auschwitz began to use the poisonous gas
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The war in the Pacific began on December 7, 1941, when warplanes from Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By this time, Japan had already been at war with China for several years
  • The United States of America declares war on the Empire of Japan

    The United States of America declares war on the Empire of Japan
  • Germany and Italy declare war on US

  • United States declares war on Germany and Italy

  • Elie meets Moshe the Beadle

  • Anja and Vladeks parents are sent to Auschwitz to gas chambers

    Anja and Vladeks parents are sent to Auschwitz to gas chambers
  • Jews has been moved to Srodula

    Jews has been moved to Srodula
    •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.
  • Auschwitz and Dachau start using their crematoria

    Auschwitz and Dachau start using their crematoria
  • Wiesel family arrives ast Birkenau, Poland

    Wiesel family arrives ast Birkenau, Poland
  • D-day

    D-day
    On D-Day, June 6, 1944 , General Dwight Eisenhower led U.S. and Allied troops in an invasion of Normandy, France. The armies fought their way through France and Belgium and into Germany while Russian troops fought from the east. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.
  • Elie and his father are sent to Auschwitz

    Elie and his father are sent to Auschwitz
  • American trops free

    American trops free
    The american trops are free from the war,
  • Wiesel was liberated by the American troops

    Wiesel was liberated by the American troops
    The liberation. Wiesel was liberated by the American troops in April 1945.
  • Hitlers death

    Hitlers death
    In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time partner, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945, less than two days later, the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned.
  • VE day

    VE day
    Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945. to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe. The formal surrender of the occupying German forces in the Channel Islands was not until 9 May 1945.
  • United States drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

    United States drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
    United States bomber, Enola Gay, drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, August 6, 1945
  • US drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

    US drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan
    US bomber, Bock's Car, drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945
  • Japan surrenders to Allies

      Japan surrenders to Allies
    Japan surrenders to Allies, August 14, 1945
  • VJ day

    VJ day
    Victory over Japan Day is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event.
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    Battle of stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in the southwestern Soviet Union