OCT 11, 1906
Vladek born on October 11th, 1906
DEC 15, 1935
The two are introduced in Sosnowiec, Poland.
FEB 14, 1937
The couple are married after Vladek moves to Sosnowiec.
OCT 15, 1937
Richieu is born in Sosnowiec, Poland
AUG 24, 1939
Vladek is drafted into the Polish Army to fight against the Nazis.
SEP 15, 1939
Nazi soldiers take Vladek prisoner. Poland is soon defeated.
FEB 15, 1940
Through a family friend, Orbach, Vladek is able to escape murder and hide out.
FEB 27, 1940
Vladek is reunited with his family after sneaking across the Poland-Germany Border.
DEC 15, 1941
All the Jews in Sosnowiec are forcibly moved into the Stara quarter of Sosnowiec. Jews become increasingly persecuted.
AUG 26, 1942
Vladek's father is taken from the Ghetto during a mass inspection. He dies in an Auschwitz gas chamber.