Milkweed Timeline by Nikki

Good

Stop Thief steals bread and meets Uri

1930

Uri introduces Stop Thief to the "others"

1931

Uri gets Stop Thief a Mattress

1932

Uri gives Stop Thief his first bath

1933

Stop Thief and Uri steal a trolley and ride it.

1934

Stop Thief meets the Jackboots

1935

Pickle runs with Uri

1936

Stop Thief meets a girl in a red coat

1937

Uri gives Stop Thief a name and backstory

1938

Stop Thief becomes Misha Pilsudski

1939

Misha tells his name to the girl in the red coat

1940

The girl gives Misha the approximate age of 8 because of his height

1941

"I come up to your nose,' she said. "So you must be...eight!"

Misha leaves bread at Janina's door

1945

Girl in Red coat

Misha started stealing from houses because there was no food in the stores

1947

Misha was cleaned up by Dr. Korczak because he was black from the coal

1949

Misha sees the Merry-Go-Round

1950

Misha found the Merry-Go-Round running at night and finally got to ride it

1952

Misha sees a "parade" of Jews going to ghetto marches with them

1953

Micha sees Janina, Mr. and Mrs. Milgrom, and Uncle Shepsel going to the ghetto

1954

Misha see Doctor Korczak and the orphans being marched to the ghetto

1954

Himmler comes to the ghetto

1957

Misha no longer wants to be a Jackboot because Himmler looks like Uncle Shepsel

1960

Janina sees boys beat for smuggling, Misha yells to stop following him out

1962

Janina "stops" following him out the hole

1963

Food was being thrown over the wall so they didn't have to go out and smuggle

1970

Misha celebrates Hanukkah with the Milgroms

1971

Misha found an egg to give to Janina

1972

Misha found a way back in

1981

Misha ran so he did not get on the train

1984

Misha was taken by a farmer to a barn and was put on hay

1987

Misha was released the war was over

1989

Misha started to sell things enough that he got a ticket to America

1990

Misha started to babble on street corners about everything

1991

Misha met his wife Vivian they were married for 5 months

1992

2 women stopped to listened and said "We hear you. It's enough It's over."

1993

Misha's daughter found him in a Bag 'n Go market stocking shelves

1994

Misha has a granddaughter: Wendy Janina

1995

Bad

The barbershop they were living in explodes

1934

Misha stole the girls birthday cake

1942

"And then a man was leaning over with a lit match, and he put the match to each candle until all the candles were burning. I was shocked. They were going to burn down the cake! There wasn't a moment to spare. I blew out the fires, grabbed the cake, and ran from the house."

Misha and Uri woke to Jackboots coming into the barbershop and shooting at them

1943

Misha was urinated on while he was sleeping

1944

Misha's earlobe was shot off after leaving bread after curfew

1946

Misha was slapped by a Jackboot

1948

Misha tries to ride Merry-Go-Round, he gets kicked and snowballs thrown at him

1951

Misha and the other orphans get caught and are marched to the ghetto

1955

Misha and orphans are REALLY hungry

1956

The orphan Jon dies

1957

The orphan Big Henryk announces Himmler is coming

1958

Misha gets smacked by Buffo

1959

Janina follows Misha through the hole in the wall to help steal food

1961

Misha realizes that Janina is sneaking out after him and stealing on her own

1964

Misha realizes that Janina mimicks everything he does including pestering Buffo

1965

Misha sees Uri in a hotel working laundry Uri tells him to never come back

1966

One armed orphaned Olek was hung for being a smuggler

1967

Mrs. Milgrom died they follow her to the cemetary

1968

Warsaw was being bombed

1969

Uri comes to tell Misha to run that trains are coming and he should not go

1973

The trains come

1974

Janina is obsessed with the trains and sneaks out to watch Jews get on

1975

All the Orphans but Big Henryk are gone Misha is not sure where

1976

Old man came to tell everyone the "resettlement" was a lie and they need to run

1977

Mr. Milgrom told Misha to take Janina, run, and never return

1978

Janina refused to run and ran back to their apartment

1979

The children sneaked out, they closed the holes up, they could not get back

1980

When they got to the apartment everyone was gone, Janina ran to the trains

1982

Misha lost Janina in the crowd then saw her on a train

1983

Misha was stopped by Jackboot and beat when he looked up it was Uri wth a gun

1985

Misha woke up in water and started walking looking for Janina

1986

Misha worked as a slave for 3 years for the farmer

1988